Medical Malpractice and Medical Mistakes

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice and medical mistakes are unfortunately a grim reality, affecting many. Medical malpractice or mistakes can include anything from wrongful death to improper treatment.

Cerebral palsy can be a result of one of many possible medical mistakes that doctors can unfortunately make while in the delivery room. According to the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, some cases of cerebral palsy can be preventable, and therefore the fault of the doctor at the birth of the child, when surgical or anesthesia errors occur, or misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis take place.

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain or in early childhood. Medical malpractice can be to blame if the doctor makes mistakes such as leaving the baby in the birth canal too long, improperly uses tools, or fails to perform a necessary cesarean section.

Cerebral palsy manifests itself at a very young age in children, often resulting in stiff or weak muscles, poor coordination, and difficulties talking and swallowing. It is a non-progressive disorder, meaning it does not worsen once detected in children.

There is no definite cure for cerebral palsy, only support and therapy systems to help those that have cerebral palsy live a more comfortable life.

The website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® states that when medical malpractice or medical mistakes, such as cerebral palsy caused by a doctor’s negligence, occur, the responsible medical entity can be held liable for the consequences.

A local lawyer can often help families determine whether or not their child’s case of cerebral palsy was the result of medical malpractice, and can help them seek compensation.

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