Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to a number of different neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. It is a very serious condition that can result from negligent care and treatment causing brain injuries sustained during pregnancy, labor and/or delivery.
There are a number of different types of CP affecting various fine and gross motor functions; and this lack of motor function can range from mild to severe.
Improper care and treatment prenatally and/or during the labor and delivery periods can result in brain injuries causing CP. Some of this inadequate care includes:
- A failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord or in-utero developmental issues.
- A failure to detect or treat infections such as meningitis or Group B Strep.
- A failure to carefully monitor intrauterine fluid levels and growth parameters prenatally.
- A failure to properly monitor and recognize the significance of fetal heart monitor tracings before and during childbirth.
- Unreasonable mistakes made during the use of forceps or vacuum during delivery.
- Failing to timely perform a necessary C-section.
If your child has suffered cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence, call our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Blume Forte to discuss your potential case. We will conduct an investigation and review the medical records at no cost to you.