Toronto Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Few things are more tragic than when a baby is born into this world with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy. These injuries are not the fault of the child, yet he or she will have to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives. Birth injuries can seriously affect the ability of a child to live a typical life, creating significant barriers for their social, academic, and professional life. However, these barriers are surmountable, given the proper encouragement and health care, and many children who were injured at birth go on to live fulfilling, normal lives. While some birth injuries are unpreventable, injuries caused by the negligence of a doctor or hospital are unacceptable.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto birth injuries and cerebral palsy lawyers believe that mistakes made by obstetricians, hospitals, or nurses that lead to a birth injury are unjustifiable. These health professionals earn large sums of money to ensure the health of their patients. When patients are susceptible to injury it is the doctor’s duty to take extra precautions. Contact our office today at (416) 250-1234 to speak with a member of our legal team about birth injuries.
Leading Causes of Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
Many things can go awry during the nine long months of pregnancy. However, it is the obstetrician’s duty to protect the health of a newborn child. Many expecting mothers rely on the advice of their doctor to ensure the safety of their child. Unfortunately, there are many instances every year when obstetricians fail to provide adequate knowledge or medical care necessary to create a healthy baby. There are numerous causes of birth injuries and cerebral palsy. Some of the most common causes include:
- Improper diet during pregnancy
- Insufficient blood flow to baby’s brain
- Shaking babies
- Mistakes during labour and delivery
- Negligence of obstetrician
- Inadequate care given by nurses
Birth injuries can have lifelong consequences, leaving a newborn to begin life with challenges that many of their peers will never have to face.
Cerebral palsy is perhaps the most common of all birth injuries, affecting thousands of children every year. Victims of cerebral palsy suffer impaired muscle movement and motor skills for years as they learn to cope with their injury.
Cerebral palsy is often caused by insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching the brain of the newborn before birth. The oxygen supply can be interfered with by:
- Premature separation of the placenta (abruptio placenta)
- Placental cord being wrapped around the neck of a fetus
- Umbilical cord prolapse
- Unusual position of the baby in the birth canal
- Labour that is too long
- Contractions that are too strong
There are myriad other reasons a child may be born with cerebral palsy. If your child sustained a birth injury, it is important to investigate whether or not it was preventable.
Contact a Toronto Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If you or someone you know has a child suffering from a birth injury because of a doctor’s negligence, it is unjust for your family to face these consequences alone. Mazin & Associates, PC works with top medical and future cost of care professionals to determine the causes, extent of injury, and prognosis of each child. We will consult with qualified experts to determine how and why your baby was injured. We will work closely with you and guide you and your family through a complicated birth injury and cerebral palsy case by working with our team of experts to analyze what happened and determine who is responsible for the birth injuries. We will work tirelessly to obtain maximum compensation for you and your family.
At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyers believe that obstetricians who do not follow correct medical procedures and increase the likelihood of a birth injury should face legal action. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you and your child to recover the compensation that your family may need. If your child has suffered harm caused by a health care provider’s mistake, contact our offices today at (416) 250-1234 to speak with our legal professionals and schedule your free consultation. You pay no fees until your case is won or settled.