In Louisiana, many parents take their babies home without a clue that their newborn could have cerebral palsy. Those that have a later diagnosis often have problems during or right after the birth. A complicated delivery caused by a breech presentation or other situation often occurs in these cases.
Some babies have a low score in the few minutes after birth for heart rate, breathing, muscle tone and reflexes. A low score often means oxygen didn’t get to the brain, as it needed to for a while. The score may improve quickly after birth, but it is a harbinger of later problems. Babies in a multiple baby birth have a higher rate of cerebral palsy.
Louisiana Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
If a doctor’s negligence leads to your child’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. In Louisiana, there are many attorneys available to help you work through the process. It is important, however, to hire the right attorney for your case.
Proving a case is complex. With so many factors that can lead to permanent brain damage during birth, it is crucial to work through the events that surrounded the birth. A qualified attorney will help with this process, and can bring professionals in to assess the case as needed.
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