Talk with a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney if, after going over events of your pregnancy or birth, you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy may be related to mistakes made by medical professionals. Ask yourself the questions listed below, which may be helpful in deciding whether further action should be taken to discover the cause of the disease.
While most cases of cerebral palsy are caused by events that occur prior to birth, or are acquired in the first years of life, certain mistakes during the birthing process may be to blame in some cases.
Some questions to ask yourself include:
- Were any risk factors of the disease present, e.g. preterm birth, low birth weight, breech birth, maternal infection, etc.?
- Were there complications during delivery?
- Did my baby have jaundice, meningitis, or other diseases that may increase risk of cerebral palsy?
- Were any ultrasounds, CT-scans, or MRIs taken of my child’s brain?
- When was the diagnosis of cerebral palsy or brain damage made?
Depending on your answers to these questions, further inquiries may be warranted to determine whether appropriate measures were taken, or whether any actions, or inactions, of a medical professional could have contributed to the cause of the disease. The appropriate steps must be taken to determine whether the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional met the standard of care, which describes how another reasonable medical professional in their situation would have acted. Call a Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney The attorneys at Mellino Robenalt, LLC focus on helping victims recover from their injuries and seeking justice. Find out more about medical malpractice by calling for a FREE Ohio medical malpractice guide at 888-457-1147.