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Cerebral Palsy

The birth of a baby presents many potential complications. If your doctor or delivery team fails to anticipate birth complications, your newborn can suffer birth trauma that causes injuries, including cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls body movement and muscle coordination, due to lack of oxygen. A baby may develop cerebral palsy even with the best medical care. But some cases are caused by medical errors by the doctor or an obstetrical team during a delivery.

If your baby has developed cerebral palsy, let a compassionate South Florida birth injury attorney evaluate whether a health care provider’s error caused your baby’s condition. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping Florida families cope with birth injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, hospitals and surgical centers. Neither the doctor nor the hospital is likely to admit making a medical misjudgment that caused your child’s cerebral palsy. To get an honest assessment, it’s important to consult an experienced Florida medical malpractice law firm with the resources to assess medical negligence. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, focuses on helping victims of personal injuries, birth injuries and wrongful deaths in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

If you suspect that your baby has developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida birth injury attorney, or fill out our online contact form.

Why You Need to Talk to a Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Attorney

Cerebral palsy occurs because of an interruption in development of a baby’s brain. A number of factors may trigger cerebral palsy, including mutations in genes that control brain development, a mother’s health problems and infections during pregnancy, premature birth, a newborn’s infections, or a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by a difficult birth.

Some factors that cause cerebral palsy are impossible to predict, and even the best medical care won’t always prevent the occurrence of cerebral palsy. But other complications, such as birth difficulties, should be foreseeable to experienced obstetricians. For example, babies in a breech presentation are more likely to have a complicated delivery and to develop cerebral palsy. If a doctor fails to anticipate foreseeable problems and take appropriate actions when a problem arises, a fetus’s brain may be starved of oxygen for critical minutes, resulting in damage leading to cerebral palsy. A doctor’s failure to act may represent negligence.

Birth injuries are a complicated area of medical malpractice law in Florida. We work with recognized medical experts to evaluate cases involving birth injury and determine whether a health care professional deviated from the recognized standard of care. Some cases go to trial because doctors and their insurers refuse to acknowledge a medical mistake. When litigation is necessary, I am well prepared. I am committed to standing up for the legal rights of you and your baby.

Contact an Experienced South Florida Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyer

If you suspect that your baby suffered a birth injury during delivery, you need a caring South Florida medical malpractice attorney with more than three decades of legal experience to advise you on your legal options. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have focused my legal practice exclusively on representing victims of serious accidents and injuries caused by the negligence of others, including cerebral palsy caused by birth injuries. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.

I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, will evaluate your baby’s injury at no charge and offer guidance. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fee unless we secure compensation for you. We represent victims of birth injuries and medical malpractice in Stuart, PortSt.Lucie,  FortPierce,  Jupiter,  Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Vero Beach.

Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida cerebral palsy birth injury attorney, or fill out our online contact form.

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