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Category: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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What is the first step towards pursuing a cerebral palsy lawsuit?

Before a cerebral palsy lawsuit can be initiated, the circumstances of the particular case must be carefully evaluated by lawyers and doctors to determine if the negligence of the physician…

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Should parents be concerned if their child has been diagnosed with meconium aspiration syndrome?

Meconium aspiration syndrome… (MAS) is a condition where a newborn breathes meconium (newborn’s first stools – thick, sticky, greenish-black color) and amniotic fluid into the lungs before, during, or after

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What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

There are many factors that can lead to the diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain abnormality or injury that usually occurs during pregnancy or a

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What is fetal monitoring and why is it relevant do evaluating cerebral palsy cases from a medical – legal perspective?

Electronic fetal monitoring (“EFM”) has helped decrease fetal and neonatal death rates by helping identify fetal distress.  Fetal monitoring is intended to prevent fetal hypoxia when it starts by monitoring

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I don’t have much money, will that prohibit me from pursuing a legal claim for my child with CP?

Most lawyers who represent families in lawsuits involving medical negligence and birth injuries work on a contingency fee. Under the terms of most contingency fee arrangements, the lawyers receive a fixed percentage of the recovery via settlement or trial.

No out-of-pocket expenses…

When it comes to the costs associated with a cerebral palsy lawsuit, most lawyer similarly advance case costs

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What is the first step towards pursuing a cerebral palsy lawsuit?

Before a cerebral palsy lawsuit can be initiated, the circumstances of the particular case must be carefully evaluated by lawyers and doctors to determine if the negligence of the physician or other medical professional was to blame for your child’s cerebral palsy.

 

Getting medical records and fetal monitoring strips…

Paramount to evaluating cerebral palsy cases, are the medical records.

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How does the court in a medical malpractice case decide how much money to allocate for my child’s future care-related needs?

If the development of an individual’s cerebral palsy is related to the negligent care… of a doctor, hospital or midwife, most jurisdictions allow for the parents or guardian pursue a case on their child’s behalf.   While some jurisdictions limit the compensation that an injured party may seek for intangible damages such as pain and suffering or disfigurement, most jurisdictions allow

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What are the causes of cerebral palsy?

There are many factors that can lead to the diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain abnormality or injury that usually occurs during pregnancy or a botched labor and delivery. There are several factors that can lead to problems with brain development.

Problems during labor and delivery:…

Lack of oxygen to the baby during labor and

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What is fetal monitoring and why is it relevant do evaluating cerebral palsy cases from a medical – legal perspective?

Electronic fetal monitoring (“EFM”) has helped decrease fetal and neonatal death rates by helping identify fetal distress.  Fetal monitoring is intended to prevent fetal hypoxia when it starts by monitoring the fetus in the womb and identifying signs of fetal distress.

Timing is crucial to responding to fetal distress…

Fetal distress refers to an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern that

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