Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in Florida

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most commonly occurring movement disorder in children. However, CP is not always an unavoidable complication caused by genetics or unforeseeable circumstances of a mother’s pregnancy. In many cases, cerebral palsy is caused by a medical provider’s mistake before, during, or shortly after a child is born.

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect a medical professional’s negligence is the cause, Gunn Law Group, P.A. in Tampa, FL wants to hear your story. We are a group of catastrophic medical malpractice injury attorneys who work on high-value claims that are hotly contested by medical groups and insurance providers. Where other law firms shy away from intensive cases, we charge headlong into the legal battle, swinging away for our clients and their children.

When so much is on the line, you need fighters in your corner. Call our firm at (813) 993-1448 now.

When Cerebral Palsy is Caused by Medical Malpractice

It is widely accepted throughout medical communities that cerebral palsy is usually caused by brain damage suffered by a developing fetus, newborn, or infant. Most cases – upwards of nine-out-of-ten –occur due to brain damage before the child is born. The remaining cases happen during birth or within 30 days after the child is born, with only a slim percentage happening further along in the child’s life. No matter when cerebral palsy begins in a child’s development, there is an inordinate amount of cases that can be linked to a medical professional’s neglect and carelessness.

There are three direct causes of cerebral palsy that can be caused by medical malpractice:

  • Oxygen deprivation: If a child’s blood oxygen levels drop significantly for even a few minutes, it can cause significant brain damage that may cause cerebral palsy. Oxygen deprivation can happen in utero, but it may also occur during birth if the umbilical cord becomes wrapped around the newborn’s neck.
  • Brain damage: Physical damage to a child’s brain can also cause CP and many other types of lifelong complications. For example, if a doctor misuses forceps while a child is being born, they could apply too much pressure to the head, permanently damaging the brain.
  • Unsafe medication: Women who are on medication while pregnant need to be careful about potential side effects that could affect their unborn children. Some medications could affect an unborn child’s blood oxygen levels or create other dangerous side effects, such as the failure of developing organs.

Depending on the harm caused and when it happened, a variety of medical professionals could be to blame for the child’s cerebral palsy. Obstetricians are typically in charge of an unborn child’s and a pregnant mother’s health, for example, and could be liable for CP that develops while the child is unborn. Doctors and nurses may be responsible for brain damage that occurs during or after the child is born.

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The outcome of your cerebral palsy claim could very well define how your child’s care and comfort will be for years and years to come. Make certain something so important is placed in capable hands. Come to Gunn Law Group, P.A. in Tampa, where we have 65+ years of collective legal experience and an extensive history of impressive case results.

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