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Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and motor skills. It is often caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. Families dealing with a cerebral palsy diagnosis face not only emotional and physical challenges but also financial burdens due to ongoing medical care and specialized support. In cases where medical negligence is suspected as the cause, it is crucial to seek legal advice.

Our Chicago birth injury attorneys specialize in cerebral palsy cases, offering expert legal services to help you navigate these complex issues. At Smith LaCien, we understand your immense challenges, and we are here to advocate for the compensation and support your family deserves.

Why Choose Smith LaCien?

With years of dedicated focus on birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy, our attorneys possess deep knowledge and expertise in this specialized field. We have a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts that reflect the severity of the injury and the lifetime of care it demands.

We prioritize your child’s well-being and your family’s peace of mind. Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago provide personalized, compassionate service, ensuring you feel supported throughout the legal process.

Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have established relationships with top medical experts and life care planners to ensure that every aspect of your case is thoroughly examined and expertly presented.

Medical Malpractice as a Cause of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy as a birth injury can result from a variety of situations or complications during pregnancy, labor, and delivery that affect the baby’s brain. Not all of them can be prevented, but some are related to potential medical negligence:

  • Oxygen Deprivation (Asphyxia): This is one of the most common causes of cerebral palsy during birth. Oxygen deprivation might occur if the umbilical cord is pinched or twisted, if there are prolonged delays in the delivery process, or if the baby’s airway is blocked.
  • Physical Trauma: Improper use of delivery instruments like forceps or vacuum extractors can cause physical injury to the infant’s head, leading to brain damage.
  • Missed Infections in the Mother: Infections in the mother, such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, and bacterial infections (like group B streptococcus) can lead to inflammation that affects the developing brain of the fetus.
  • Jaundice and Kernicterus: Severe untreated jaundice can lead to a condition called kernicterus, where excessive bilirubin damages the brain cells, potentially leading to cerebral palsy.
  • Inadequate Monitoring: Failure to adequately monitor the fetal heart rate during labor and delivery can delay the detection of distress and the need for interventions, such as a cesarean section.

Are You Ready to Move Forward?

If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical negligence, don’t wait. Contact our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys and birth injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. We are committed to securing your family’s justice and support to move forward. Let us help you take the first step towards advocacy for your child’s rights and well-being. Call us at (312) 509-8900 or contact us using our online form to find out more about how we can assist you.

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