Medical mistakes are a common cause of Cerebral Palsy in newborns in New Orleans.
Doctors and hospitals who fail to properly diagnose illnesses in the mother, provide timely Cesarean sections, appropriately plan for delivery of babies who may be too large for vaginal delivery, or who don’t detect problems like prolapsed umbilical cords may create conditions where the baby’s brain is starved of oxygen, resulting in lifelong deficits in motor function and coordination.
Cerebral palsy occurs in as many as four out of 1,000 births in the United States, and while not every case represents medical errors, in too many instances, faster responses, better planning, or different delivery approaches would spare a family and a child a lifetime of disability.
If you believe that your doctor or hospital in New Orleans made mistakes that led to hypoxia during pregnancy or delivery and Cerebral Palsy in your child, you may have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim that can help protect other families from a similar outcome.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm have years of experience fighting for families whose lives have been upended by medical negligence.
Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with a professional and experienced lawyer if your baby has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.