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Negligence can cause cerebral palsy in infants…  

Several types of negligence and mistakes before and during a child's birth can cause cerebral palsy.  Every year, about 8,000 newborns develop cerebral palsy.Cerebral palsy that is caused by a birth injury is most often caused by a head injury during the newborn's delivery.  One of the most common reasons head trauma occurs is if the baby is not positioned correctly.  In addition, if a doctor or other member of a hospital's staff places too much pressure on the infant's head or neck during a delivery, the child could suffer serious injury resulting in cerebral palsy.Instruments used in delivery like forceps and vacuums can injure the baby's head and brain.  Also, if the umbilical chord becomes wrapped around a child's neck or a C-section is not ordered in a timely manner, an infant is at greater risk of oxygen deprivation and brain injury.Contact the Denver birth injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770, if your child was injured before, during, or shortly after their delivery due to a doctor or hospital's negligence.

Cerebral palsy birth injury suit results in $58 mi…  

A Connecticut family was recently awarded a $58 million verdict in a cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuit.  The verdict has been reported to be the largest verdict ever given by a Connecticut jury.The family filed the lawsuit because their son suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy due to a doctor's failure to order a C-section when his mother was in labor.  The mother went into labor in February 2003 and soon after the amniotic fluid levels showed significant drops.  This should have told doctors to order an emergency C-section.  However, doctors waited to order the C-section and as a result the infant suffered multiple birth injuries.$8 million of the verdict was designated to the boy's future medical expenses related to his cerebral palsy and the other $50 million was for emotional and physical trauma.If your child has a birth injury like cerebral palsy, contact the Denver birth injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman P.C. at (303) 423-1770 and learn more about filing a birth injury lawsuit today.