If your child has cerebral palsy, then you probably want to know why. What exactly is cerebral palsy, and could my child’s condition have been prevented? Cerebral palsy is a very broad term. It typically involves children who have a congenital brain malformation, which occurs when something goes wrong in the formation of the DNA of the brain. An MRI of the brain can tell medical experts the likely cause. It can be caused by avoidable mistakes, such as low oxygen in the brain during childbirth as a result of bad decisions at the hospital. We have seen cases where the medical records indicate a healthy baby only an hour before birth, but then unheeded warning signs lead to the birth of a handicapped baby. Many cases of cerebral palsy are not the result of medical negligence, but if you think you have a case and would like more information, then please call Donahoe Kearney at 202-393-3320.
Washington, DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Cerebral Palsy
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Every hospital, HMO and doctor's office is supposed to follow basic patient safety rules.
Like all of us - bus drivers, accountants, construction workers, lawyers, we all have rules to follow. And nurses, doctors, hospital techs, specialists, consultants are no different. Everyone in healthcare has rules to follow - rules that are in place to keep patients safe.
So if you think someone you know was seriously injured because someone in healthcare didn't follow the rules, or a hospital didn't have a system to make sure the right thing was done, call us or send us a confidential email. We'll give you as much information as we can about preventable medical mistakes in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and holding the healthcare system accountable for breaking the rules.