The possible causes of cerebral palsy have long been a subject for debate. A new study sheds light on its genetic connection. Cerebral palsy, typically associated with birth trauma from asphyxia (oxygen loss), brain injury, or complications from prematurity, has been in scientific news recently. Using human genome sequencing, scientists have traced numerous cerebral palsy cases […]read full article
When your child has suffered a birth injury or associated condition like Cerebral Palsy, detecting the warning signs is often a first step in the right direction. Modern medicine has provided a host of valuable tools and techniques to assist doctors in timely and accurate diagnosis of these conditions and yet, many times, they persist […]read full article
Cerebral palsy can occur for any number of reasons, one of the most common of which is medical errors during labor and delivery. Unfortunately, the identification of underlying human errors on the part of doctors, nurses, and medical staff often occurs only after a child suffers permanent harm. In these scenarios, parents and caregivers may […]read full article
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, they may be tested according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System, or GMFCS. The Gross Motor Function Classification System is a method for determining the movement abilities of a child with cerebral palsy. The system has five levels for classifying a child based on the extent […]read full article
Is cerebral palsy preventable? It is one of the most common questions parents and caregivers ask after their child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, there is no absolutely effective way to prevent cerebral palsy. However, there are steps your doctor can take before and during birth to prevent injuries and complications that place your […]read full article
If your child suffered an injury, complications, or a medical condition resulting from medical negligence, you may have grounds for a pediatric malpractice or birth injury lawsuit. Learn more.
If a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider failed to provide adequate care for your child and they suffered harm, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Find out about damages.
The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit varies from state to state. The time limits may begin when your child's condition is identified, not necessarily when it occurred. Contact us for information that applies to your child's specific case.
Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.