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Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Cases in Hawaii

Cerebral Palsy encompasses a group of disorders related to the brain and nervous system that primarily affects motor skills, but can also affect cognition. It is often the result of brain injury to an unborn or newly born child. There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy. Treatment objectives include helping the person lead the best life possible with their condition. There are varying types and degrees of cerebral palsy.

Types of cerebral palsy include:

  • Spastic
  • Dyskinetic
  • Ataxic
  • Hypotonic

Cerebral Palsy and Premature Births

The likelihood of cerebral palsy is higher in premature births than in births where the baby reached full term. Babies born prematurely may be born with brains that are not fully developed, which can lead to cerebral palsy. While many premature births are not preventable, some are. If your doctor or obstetrician administered poor pre-birth care or advice, you may have a negligence claim.

Cerebral Palsy and Complicated Births

Some cerebral palsy cases result from a complicated or traumatic birth. This can include uterine prolapse, dystocia, or umbilical cord strangulation. Many abnormalities during the labor/delivery process could result in a lack of blood flow or oxygen to the baby's brain, resulting in cerebral palsy. If your doctor failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care and your baby was born with cerebral palsy, you may have a birth injury claim.

Speak With a Hawaii Birth Injury Lawyer

When a medical practitioner makes a mistake during the delivery of a child, it can result in devastating physical conditions such as brain damage and cerebral palsy. This can include using forceps incorrectly, not recognizing that an umbilical cord has wrapped around the child's neck, improper or no treatment of seizures, jaundice and meningitis; allowing the child to remain too long in the birth canal, and not performing a cesarean section when needed.

Identifying the cause of cerebral palsy is extremely important when pursuing personal injury compensation. Attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson LLP will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if a medical professional's negligence or carelessness resulted in the injury. Our firm is highly skilled in personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, and will fight for the monetary damages you deserve, including compensation for hospitalization, medical treatment, long-term care, pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

Was your child born with cerebral palsy? Contact us and we'll review your case for free.

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