Houston Cerebral Palsy Causes Lawyer
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term that describes a range of noncontagious, nonprogressive congenital disorders that affect children. CP affects children in various ways, often involving motor skills and muscle coordination. Symptoms of CP can include seizures, involuntary movement, problems with hearing and speech, and trouble concentrating.
There are many potential causes of cerebral palsy. Some children acquire this disorder after contracting a serious infection. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of CP cases are caused during or right after delivery, sometimes due to a medical error. Sometimes, the cause of cerebral palsy remains a mystery throughout the child's life.
Linking Cerebral Palsy to a Birth Injury
When a medical error is thought to have caused cerebral palsy, parents may have legal recourse. At the law office of Hartley Hampton in Houston, we work hard to identify the cause of your child's injury. We work with nurses, obstetricians, neurologists and other medical experts to gather necessary evidence and documentation to establish that your child's birth injury was attributed to a medical error:
- Errors during delivery, including forceps or vacuum delivery errors
- Infections during pregnancy
- Premature birth
- Failure to perform a C-section
- Fetal distress and oxygen deprivation (asphyxia and hypoxia)
Hospitals may be quick to deny any wrongdoing after a birth injury. It is important for parents to act quickly by seeking competent legal representation. Attorney Hartley Hampton has more than 30 years of experience representing individuals who have been injured due to medical malpractice. If your baby has been injured, we will work hard to identify the cause of the injury and help you seek compensation to cover a lifetime of medical expenses.
Contact a Texas Birth Injury Attorney
For help determining the cause of your child's birth injury, contact a Texas birth injury attorney at our Houston law firm today to schedule a no-cost consultation.