When you are having a baby, it is expected to be a happy event in your life. However, things can go horribly wrong in an instant if the doctor and medical professionals in charge of your delivery make critical mistakes along the way. Unfortunately, there are many instances where babies that would have otherwise been perfectly healthy wind up suffering from cerebral palsy. When this happens, a lifetime of medical treatment will be needed, resulting in exorbitant medical expenses and other daily difficulties. If your baby has cerebral palsy, here are some various reasons why it likely occurred and how Tobler Law can help you and your family gain the financial compensation you deserve.
Failing to Perform a C-section
In many of these cases, the baby winds up with cerebral palsy due to the doctor failing to perform a timely C-section. If your doctor and the medical team assisting with the birth do not monitor your baby properly during the delivery, they will miss signs of fetal distress that would require the use of a C-section.
Misuse of Medical Instruments
In other instances where cerebral palsy results, it is due to the doctor failing to properly use various medical instruments that are crucial to a successful delivery, such as forceps or a vacuum extractor. When these instruments are used incorrectly, the result is an injured baby that now faces a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Along with failing to perform a C-section when needed, many doctors simply choose to delay a baby’s delivery longer than necessary. Should this happen, it is always possible the baby’s oxygen supply will be reduced prior to birth, resulting in various difficulties that could ultimately result in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
These situations, along with a doctor’s failure to recognize and treat a mother’s high blood pressure during her pregnancy, all add up to lives that are forever changed. If you now have a baby suffering from cerebral palsy, do not hesitate to initiate a medical malpractice suit. To get started, contact our Medical Malpractice Attorneys here at Tobler Law to schedule your initial consultation.