An injury at birth is likely to have lasting impacts. One of the leading causes of injury at birth is a lack of oxygen, which commonly leads to Cerebral Palsy. As a result, you and your child may experience:
- Costly medical bills & expensive medication
- Years of therapy
- Specialized medical equipment
- Long-term care
These same costs can also be incurred due to Erb’s Palsy. This occurs when there is an injury to the brachial plexus, which in many instances happens when the child’s shoulder gets caught behind the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery.
It is important to pay attention to warning signs:
- Bruising and swelling to the face/head
- Facial ticks and muscle spasms
- Involuntary movements
- Delayed development
- Low muscle tone
Whether it is Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, or some other diagnosis, these injuries can sometimes be due to an attending physicians failure to act or address a condition during birth.
If you believe a doctor or nurse’s failure to act led to your child’s injury, it is important you contact us immediately. Time is of the essence.
Call 512-870-7099 and we can talk about your options. We understand this is a sensitive topic, and we maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times when dealing with these issues.