Oxygen Deprivation Can Result In Devastating Conditions
Cerebral palsy occurs as a result of oxygen deprivation to an infant during birth. Insufficient oxygen can damage different parts of the brain, leading to developmental problems later in life that may not be readily apparent in the months or early years after birth. Oxygen deprivation during birth can occur for a number of reasons: failure to properly monitor a baby’s or mother’s vital signs, infections, or delivery mistakes.
At the law office of Greene Ketchum, our lawyers consult medical experts in reviewing actions on the part of doctors, nurses, midwifes, and attending staff. We review medical records in order to identify when symptoms were ignored and what should have been done to prevent oxygen deprivation to our client’s baby.
If you suspect physician negligence played a role in your child’s cerebral palsy, contact the law office of Greene Ketchum today to schedule an appointment with a Cerebral Palsy attorney Huntington, WV and discuss your case.
Identifying Cerebral Palsy
Symptoms indicative of cerebral palsy don’t usually surface until parents notice developmental problems with their child. For this reason, children are protected from the statute of limitations in the state of West Virginia. Typically, the following kinds of signs and symptoms are indicative of cerebral palsy:
- Difficultly walking
- Abnormal muscular development
- Cognitive impairment, mental retardation
- Problems with vision and hearing
- Deformity of arms and legs
Determining The Cost Of Cerebral Palsy
In order to ensure our clients receive compensation proportional to the needs of their child, our attorneys work closely with medical economists and life care planners. Using cost data maintained by HMOs and the insurance industry, we provide cost data analyses related to the current and future needs of our client’s child. We take into account costs associated with future surgeries, medical equipment, physical therapy, special education, and diminished quality of life.
Greene Ketchum would be honored to review & consider your case. Call us at 304.525.9115 or submit your case online for prompt evaluation.