We Help Families Whose Children Are Born With Cerebral Palsy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 10,000 babies born in the U.S. each year develop cerebral palsy. This condition continues to persist despite advances in medical technology and prenatal care. Sadly, a number of children are afflicted with this condition because of the actions of physicians or nurses.

At the Wrightsville Beach law firm of Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP, we represent parents whose children were harmed due to medical negligence during pregnancy or during delivery. We have handled many cerebral palsy cases over the years, and we understand the impact this condition has on children and entire families. Expensive care is needed, even after the child reaches adulthood. As North Carolina attorneys, our role is to inform parents of their legal options and pursue full compensation for clients.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Essentially cerebral palsy is a condition resulting from damage to the part of the brain that is responsible for muscle control, movement and balance. It manifests itself in various ways, including mental retardation, seizures and difficulty with motor function. Some children end up requiring care for their entire lives. Others are able to function somewhat independently as they age.

When Does Cerebral Palsy Develop?

Brain damage can occur at any point during pregnancy. Only a highly trained and experienced medical professional is able to assess whether the condition was caused by medical negligence. Sometimes cerebral palsy is unpreventable, but in some cases it results from preventable pregnancy complications or errors during the delivery process.

Should I Talk To An Attorney?

We recommend that you contact our Wilmington lawyers if you believe any of the following applies to you:

  • Pitocin was used to induce labor
  • A cesarean section was performed late in the process or not at all, and you believe it was necessary
  • Fetal distress went unnoticed
  • Mother and baby were not monitored at all times during birth
  • The baby showed signs of jaundice at birth

Contact Us If Your Child Suffered A Brain Injury During The Birthing Process

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP handles cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases throughout North Carolina. You can speak with one of our lawyers by calling our Wrightsville Beach office toll free at 866-965-2403 or by sending us an email.