Who to Sue if Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Malpractice

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medical team delivering a babyCerebral palsy is not always caused by a doctor’s mistake. If your child has cerebral palsy for any reason other than medical negligence, a lawsuit to recover damages will not be possible. However, if your child’s condition was caused by medical negligence, she may benefit from a medical malpractice lawsuit. In this situation, you will have to know who is liable.

Three Defendants to Consider in a Cerebral Palsy Case

Depending on the unique circumstances of your labor and your child’s birth, the following defendants may be named in a Kentucky cerebral palsy lawsuit:

  1. Doctor. A doctor’s negligence can cause cerebral palsy. For example, a doctor may misdiagnose an infection, wait too long to do a Caesarean section, fail to recognize an umbilical cord problem, or fail to recognize a placenta problem.
  2. Nurse. Laboring mothers are monitored in the hospital by nurses. If a nurse fails to recognize potential signs of a mother’s or baby’s distress or fails to check on the mother and baby frequently enough, a baby could be deprived of oxygen, and cerebral palsy may occur.
  3. Hospital. An understaffed hospital or a hospital without proper procedures in place to prevent birth injuries could be the cause of a baby’s cerebral palsy or other birth injury.

In some cases, more than one defendant contributed to your child’s birth injury and may be legally responsible for paying for your child’s damages.

Protect Your Child’s Recovery

Our staff nurse and experienced cerebral palsy lawyers will find out precisely what happened to your child. We will examine medical records, talk to witnesses, and work with experts as needed to find out if a medical mistake could have caused your child’s cerebral palsy. Then, we will name the right defendants, file your child’s case in court, and protect your child’s rights through each stage of the legal process. Call us or start a live chat with us now to learn more before your time to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit expires.