Cerebral Palsy Caused by New York Medical Malpractice: Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice Mistakes

Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Cerebral Palsy Caused by New York Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is an incredibly debilitating group of disorders and conditions which are permanent.  They can impair a person’s daily and customary activities to such a great extent that individuals need around the clock care and assistance from trained professionals.  Some individuals could be so severally affected by cerebral palsy that they may be wheelchair-ridden or bedridden for the rest of their lives.  While this is a disease which could naturally occur, this is also a disease which could be caused by New York medical malpractice and be completely avoidable.  Individuals with cerebral palsy should also consult with an Albany medical malpractice lawyer.

Cerebral palsy is generally caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during development.  This can occur while the baby is still in utero, during the labor and delivery process, or after being delivered and born.  This lack of oxygen causes damage to the developing brain.  This creates lesions on the brain which affect the way the brain functions.  It can result in mixed or “muted” signals being sent, or the complete lack of all signals being sent from the brain.  This means that the brain’s functioning and processing ability is inhibited to a great extent.  The more damage to the brain and the more lesions, the more inability to function that the brain will sustain.  

There are many causes of cerebral palsy caused by New York medical malpractice.  These typically include improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors, overdoses of medication or drugs like pitocin, failing to identify fetal distress like a ruptured umbilical cord, failing to identify excessive contractions causing pressure on the baby, and other mistakes which might be New York medical malpractice.

When these occur, victims should be allowed to recover compensation for their injuries for their lifetime.  This is only fair, as doctors and healthcare providers have injured a baby’s ability to live freely and without assistance.  This causes expensive costs to victims of medical malpractice, yet doctors will continue to earn massive salaries while victims have to lose money through no fault of their own.  These are very serious instances and negligent providers should be held accountable.

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