Birth injuries occur far too often. One of the most common injuries is cerebral palsy, which is a condition that is the result of brain damage sustained before, during, or after birth.
Cerebral palsy birth injury usually occurs during a difficult delivery where the birth canal is too small or the fetus is too large. The head of the fetus is usually the first part to enter the birth canal, therefore, experiencing most of the pressure during the birthing process. Costs providing proper care for a child with cerebral palsy over a lifetime can exceed millions of dollars. Fortunately, awards in cerebral palsy birth injury cases are usually substantial because of the long-term effect of the condition and high cost of medical care.
If your child suffered a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to a settlement for medical malpractice. Experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure have represented many clients in this area and can evaluate your birth injury case. Call us in Maryland at (410) 995-1515 or (301) 854-9000 today for a free consultation.