Birth injury lawsuits have much in common with other types of malpractice suits. The crux of the issue is that the doctor or hospital failed in their duty to provide for the well-being of their patient, in some regard. In the case of these suits, it can be either the child or the mother who was harmed, or both, but it’s often the child who suffers the most from medical malpractice during the birth process. One of the most common types of injuries to occur at birth results in cerebral palsy, a disorder with no cure that oftentimes requires a lifetime of care.
In the case of cerebral palsy in infants, the condition results from the baby’s body being deprived of oxygen for too long. This results in brain damage. The damage occurs in those areas of the brain responsible for muscle control, and this can lead to problems with walking, use of the arms or even control of the face. There are multiple types of cerebral palsy, some of which affect the entire body and others that affect specific areas of the body. Some babies are unfortunate enough to have more than one type of this disorder.