Cerebral Palsy Caused During Birth

Getting The Legal Advocacy You Need To Secure Compensation

At Leeseberg & Valentine, we help our clients obtain justice, peace of mind and long-term security. When children suffer from cerebral palsy, parents suffer as well. Watching your child develop abnormally, doing everything you can to get your child top professional help and providing constantly attentive, specialized care are not only stressful and emotionally taxing, but also very costly.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy may not be noticed until your child is a toddler. Sometimes a misshapen spine, muscle weakness or stiffness, swallowing problems, a weak cry or seizures are signs of cerebral palsy, but serious symptoms may only develop over time.

It is critical to get proper medical diagnosis of any developmental problems as soon as possible. If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy or another birth defect, call our firm immediately.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is the result of brain damage or abnormal brain development that may occur from complications during pregnancy, at birth or just after birth. Not all cases of cerebral palsy are caused by birth injury, but it is a distinct possibility.

Possible causes of cerebral palsy include lack of oxygen during pregnancy or birth, premature birth, infections during pregnancy, and other labor and delivery problems such as:

  • Failure to perform an emergency cesarean section (C-section)
  • Failure to monitor the fetal heart or react to signs of fetal distress in a timely manner
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum-assisted delivery during birth

Additionally, negligence on the part of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals during prenatal and neonatal care (misdiagnosis of infections and improper monitoring) can cause cerebral palsy.

Our Columbus-based lawyers have secured record-setting verdicts and settlements in Ohio medical malpractice cases. Founding lawyers Gerry Leeseberg and Anne Valentine are both certified civil trial advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, so you know your case will be prepared for success at trial from day one.

Collaboration between our attorneys, full-time nurses on staff and a global network of medical specialists who serve as expert witnesses in our firm's cases places your case in the position to secure full and fair compensation whether through settlement or at trial.

Contact Us To Speak With An Experienced, Compassionate Attorney

All of your legal costs are covered when we handle your case, and we only collect fees if we recover compensation on your behalf. Please call our firm today at 614-221-2223, or contact us online for a free consultation.