Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Houston
South Texas Birth Injury Attorney
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics have published a position paper listing the four criteria that must be present before cerebral palsy can be attributed to an event during the labor and delivery process. Those criteria focus on lab values, the clinical picture of the newborn, the type of cerebral palsy the child develops and MRI results.
Of course, even if those criteria are present, it is still necessary to identify the specific event that caused the cerebral palsy and determine whether any of the caregivers violated the standard of care before responsibility can be assigned.
At Hartley Hampton, P.C., our Houston birth injury attorney works with medical experts, nurses, and obstetricians to expose negligence on the part of doctors, nurses, and attending staff in cases of cerebral palsy. We identify warning signs that went unheeded, failures in fetal heart monitoring, and preventative measures that should have been undertaken but were not.
If your son or daughter has cerebral palsy due to negligence on the part of a doctor, contact a birth injury attorney at the law office of Hartley Hampton, P.C., today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
The Types of Cerebral Palsy - What to Look for
There are only two types of cerebral palsy associated with acute hypoxic intrapartum events, spastic quadriplegia or dyskinetic cerebral palsy, sometimes known as athetoid CP.
Other conditions such as unilateral brain lesions, perinatal/fetal stroke, and other forms of neurological deficits are usually not the result of birth asphyxia although they may be related to some other incident.
At Hartley Hampton, P.C., we work with experts in the fields of pediatric neurology and neuroradiology to identify the cause of a child's cerebral palsy and, if negligence is involved, we dedicate the resources to recover compensation.
Statute of Limitations and Cerebral Palsy Cases
There are important deadlines in all medical malpractice cases and you should contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that your child's cerebral palsy may have been caused by something that happened at birth. We have the resources to analyze medical records, interview witnesses and investigate whether mistakes were made in the delivery of your baby.
Contact Houston Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Hartley Hampton
If you child suffers from cerebral palsy, contact birth injury attorney Hartley Hampton today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you. We can also discuss the advantages of a structured settlement or special needs trust in exempting proceeds from a settlement or award from certain kinds of taxes and Medicaid eligibility calculations.