Was Your Child Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy After a Medical Error?
The Goss Law Firm — Your Kansas City Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
The birth of your child should be one of the most exciting and joyous moments of your life. Above all, you want your child to be healthy. Unfortunately, your worst fears can become a reality if your baby suffers a birth defect, turning what should be a happy moment into tragedy.
Cerebral Palsy is a form of brain damage, a birth defect which takes place if an infant’s brain goes too long without oxygen during childbirth. This oxygen deprivation can result in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). If your child has suffered HIE, it may have been due to a preventable error.
The condition can cause various limitations that may develop in early childhood, such as muscle weakness, spasms or paralysis, learning disabilities, slow growth, speech disorders, and physical deformities.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate some 10,000 children are born with Cerebral Palsy in the United States every year—often due to preventable medical error. Errors which may put infants at risk often include:
- Too Much Time in the Birth Canal
- Excessive Use of Vacuum Extraction
- Improper Use of Forceps
- Undiagnosed Fetal Distress
- Failure to Order Caesarian Section
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Fluctuation
- Untreated Meningitis or Jaundice
- Failure to Treat a Prolapsed Cord
- Medication Errors for Mother or Child
- Negligence in Monitoring or Treatment
You are overwhelmed, upset and panicked about your baby’s health. Your newborn son or daughter will need to undergo surgery and require extensive medical care as, unfortunately, there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy. Your entire world has just been turned upside down, and you may not think you have anywhere to turn. That’s why we are here.
At the Goss Law Firm, we understand what you are going through and we will stand by your side and explain the entire legal process. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys will answer all of your questions and work tirelessly to help you and your child get the justice you deserve and full compensation for your child’s medical care.
If your son or daughter has suffered birth-related brain damage caused by the carelessness or negligence of others, the Goss Law Firm is ready to help. Contact our office today at 816-888-5000 to schedule a free consultation.
Timing is important, which is why you should call us right away after your child suffers birth-related brain damage. We are here for you, and want to listen to your story and help you determine what the best course of action is.
We Stand for You
Until it happens to you, you never understand the pressures and pains that come in the aftermath of a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. At the Goss Law Firm, we have seen those devastating effects firsthand. This knowledge fuels our compassion—and strengthens our resolve to guide victims and their families through difficult times.
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If your son or daughter has developed Cerebral Palsy caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, let the Goss Law Firm explain your rights and legal options. Call us today at 816-888-5000 to schedule your free consultation.
The Goss Law Firm — Your Kansas City Birth Injury Attorneys