Iowa Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Helping You Care for Your Child After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis in Iowa
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but it can be managed with ongoing treatment. Children with cerebral palsy require a lifetime of medical intervention and assisted living care. Parents of children with cerebral palsy face a major disruption in their lives and they must contend with astronomical medical expenses.
Every year about 8,000 newborns and infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Mistakes made by hospitals, doctors, and other medical professionals before, during, and shortly after delivery account for a significant number of the people who suffer from cerebral palsy.
If your child was harmed by medical malpractice in Iowa, contact Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. right away. Our team of nationally acclaimed trial lawyers has won record-breaking settlements for our clients.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect movement, balance, and muscle control. Children with cerebral palsy encounter major developmental issues and serious health problems. About half of children with cerebral palsy suffer from learning disabilities.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Hearing loss
- Reduced vison
- Difficulty speaking
- Scoliosis (curved spine)
- Weak arms or legs
- Decreased muscle tone (hypotonia)
- Random, uncontrolled movement
- Muscle spasms and tremors
- Bone and joint problems
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hips that pop out or become dislocated
- Incontinence and bladder control issues
- Difficulty with feeding and swallowing
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
The most common causes of cerebral palsy are misdiagnosis of a medical ailment, improper birthing techniques, and failure to take prompt action when a problem arises in the delivery room.
Your OB-GYN or midwife is responsible for monitoring the health of the child during pregnancy. And an OB-GYN or a midwife oversees the delivery room team. There’s no room for error where your child’s health is concerned.
Medical errors that cause cerebral palsy include:
- Oxygen deprivation before, during, or shortly after birth
- Lack of blood flow
- Delayed C-section
- Premature delivery
- Improper use of forceps
- Failed vacuum delivery
- Improperly handled breech birth
- Improper resuscitation
- Failure to monitor heart rate during labor
- Failure to treat jaundice
- Failure to diagnose meningitis
- Failure to recognize fetal stress
- Failure to treat a pinched, compressed, or stressed umbilical cord
- Failure to screen for cytomegaly virus, rubella, chickenpox, or toxoplasmosis
- Failure to properly treat umbilical cord issues, placental problems, or uterine rupture
How Your Iowa Cerebral Palsy Attorney Can Help
Birth injury caused by medical malpractice in Iowa is a complicated subject, but our team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. knows how to pinpoint the cause of your child’s injuries. We’ll scour the medical records, interview everyone involved, and consult with medical experts to find out what really happened to your child.
When our investigation is complete, our Iowa birth injury lawyers will file a claim against anyone whose negligence harmed your child. This may include doctors, nurses, and others involved in the delivery process and its aftermath. We also hold hospitals responsible for negligent hiring or if they fail to maintain the necessary procedures and protocols to protect your child.
Expenses for a child with cerebral palsy may be more than $50,000 a year. An Iowa medical malpractice claim in a birth injury lawsuit for a child with cerebral palsy in Iowa will include the following types of expenses:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Medical devices
- Reduced earning potential
- In-home nursing care
- Speech therapy
- Loss of income
- Physical therapy
- Assisted living
- Pain and suffering
We Never Stop Fighting for Our Clients
You shouldn’t have to pay for somebody else’s careless behavior. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’re on a mission to help you get the money you need to care for your child. And our Iowa cerebral palsy lawyers aren’t intimidated by anybody.
Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a FREE consultation today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.
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