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If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, midwife or hospital technician please take a moment to consider the following questions.  If the answer to any of the questions is “yes” it is highly likely that a mistake was made that lead to your child’s cerebral palsy.

  • Did the medical staff fail to order tests and/or fail to properly interpret any of the tests during my pregnancy, labor and/or delivery?
  • Did my child sustain injuries or bruises before, during, or after birth?
  • Did the doctor and/or medical staff fail to diagnose changes in my baby’s heart rate, oxygen flow and/or neglect other important factors during pregnancy or delivery?
  • Did my child need to be resuscitated after birth?
  • Was my baby delivered with a vacuum, forceps or by a C-section?
  • Did the medical staff/doctor fail to perform an emergency C-section?
  • Did the doctor and/or medical staff fail to deliver my baby in a safe and timely manner?
  • Did my baby have seizures after birth?
  • Was my labor too long?
  • Was oxygen required after birth to aid my child’s breathing?
  • Did I develop an infection like Rubella, German Measles, Toxoplasmosis or a urinary tract infection (UTI), or kidney infection while pregnant?
  • Did my doctor delay or withhold medication for an infection?
  • Did my doctor test me for Rh incompatibility?
  • Did my baby need special testing after he/she was born such as an MRI or brain scan?
  • Did my child get stuck in the birth canal for a period of time?
  • Did I experience a rupture of my placenta (placental abruption) or did my placenta become inflamed?
  • Did I have preeclampsia/hypertension (high blood pressure before or during pregnancy) that was not dealt with properly?
  • Was my child delivered more than 24 hours after my water broke?
  • Did I have a fever in excess of 100.1 F during pregnancy?
  • Did my baby have low APGAR scores?
  • Did the doctor fail to stop my early delivery? Did the doctor try to stop an early delivery?
  • Was my baby jaundice?

 

If you suspect that your child?s Erb?s Palsy or Brachial Plexus Palsy may have been caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, midwife or hospital technician please take a moment to consider the following questions. If the answer to any of the questions is ?yes? it is highly likely that a mistake was made that resulted in your child?s injury.

  • Did my baby weigh more than 8.8 lbs (4000 grams)?
  • Did I have gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy?
  • Did my weight exceed 180 lbs during pregnancy?
  • Did I have a large child in the past?
  • Is my height under 5’ 4”?
  • Was I over 35 years old at the time of delivery?
  • Did my previous child experience shoulder dystocia (shoulder getting such in the birth canal)?
  • Did I have gestational diabetes during this pregnancy?
  • Did my pregnancy last longer than 40 weeks?
  • Did I gain more than 35lbs during this pregnancy?
  • Did I receive an epidural?
  • Did my child get stuck in the birth canal i.e. shoulder dystocia?
  • Was Improper delivery technique used when shoulder dystocia was encountered (No use of the McRobert’s maneuver, Woods maneuver, suprapubic pressure etc.?
  • Did the medical staff/doctor fail to perform an emergency C-section?
  • Did the medical staff fail to order tests and/or fail to properly interpret any of the tests during my pregnancy, labor and/or delivery?
  • Did my child sustain injuries or bruises before, during, or after birth?
  • Was my labor induced?
  • Was there a prolonged second stage of labor?
  • Was my baby delivered with a vacuum, forceps or by a C-section?
  • Did the doctor and/or medical staff fail to deliver my baby in a safe and timely manner?
  • Was there an abnormal presentation i.e. was my child breach?
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