A woman who had been trying years to become pregnant finally succeeded after 7 years of trying. Her husband, family, and herself were ecstatic for the new arrival of their twin boys. With so much time trying to conceive and using various methods to become pregnant, complications were a huge possibility, but thankfully, the pregnancy went according to plan; everything was fine. The day that the expectant mother was scheduled for her C-section couldn’t come any sooner for this happy family. On the day of her C-section, her obstetrician made a crucial medical negligence that caused the delay of the C-section. The medical team did not notice the signs of distress that the infant was exhibiting. As a result of this medical negligence, the infant acquired cerebral palsy due to the lack of oxygen that was arriving at the baby’s brain. What was once an anticipated day, became a nightmare. The family has just become victims of medical malpractice.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that can manifest itself in an infant through numerous medical negligence’s performed by healthcare practitioners. It is a condition that will affect the infant for the rest of their lives and one that requires support in every way including, moral, physical, financial, emotional, and social. Speaking with a cerebral palsy medical malpractice attorney in St. Petersburg can provide the victims with some relief in damaging areas like financial expenses and emotional trauma. Medical negligence’s by those who should be giving their patients meticulous and exceptional care should not be tolerated.
What Moments in Medical Care Can Cerebral Palsy Take Place?
Cerebral palsy can occur from a blunt force trauma to the head in the early years of an infant’s life, but it can also derive from medical negligence. Some situations where medical negligence can occur that can cause cerebral palsy include:
- Limiting the oxygen supply to the infant due to a delay in delivery
- Not testing mother for infections that could affect the babies brain like HIV
- Not ordering the correct treatment for conditions that arise during pregnancy like preeclampsia
Information Regarding Cerebral Palsy Cases
- Cerebral palsy will be present in about two to three infants out of 1,000 births
- Cerebral palsy currently affect ¾ of 1 million individuals
- On a daily basis, there will be about 8 thousand to 10 thousand cases of cerebral palsy in infants
Your Baby May Become a Victim of Medical Negligence
Throughout the many years that the St. Petersburg Firm of Percy Martinez for Cerebral Palsy malpractice has been in practice, the malpractice attorneys have seen the number of cases involving medical negligence that has caused damages to innocent, helpless, and beautiful individuals like a baby. The firm always places their full attention and professional manner in their client’s case.