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Birth Injuries

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LEADING TO BIRTH INJURY

If your child or family member has been the victim of medical malpractice that has resulted in cerebral palsy or other birth injuries, you should seek the assistance of our skilled and experienced lawyers. Successful litigation of a birth injury case can provide you and your family with the financial assistance necessary to help your injured child lead a full and rewarding life.

WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral palsy is a chronic medical condition caused by damage to a developing brain. This is one of the most common and debilitating birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice. It is believed that the condition arises from a difficult labor or delivery that leads to bleeding, lack of oxygen, head trauma, or other injury to a newborn child.

Some specific causes of cerebral palsy as a result of birth injury include:
  • The physician waiting too long before performing a C-Section
  • The physician failing to diagnose fetal distress during labor
  • The fetal monitor strips were interpreted incorrectly
  • Being given too much Pitocin
  • Failure of the physician to refer mothers with a high-risk pregnancy to a specialist
  • Failure to have pediatrician present during birth

Cerebral palsy is generally diagnosed before a child reaches three years of age. Currently there are no cures for cerebral palsy. However, it can be managed with diligent health care. We want to ensure that your child receives every potentially beneficial therapy, mobility aid, and communicative assistance that modern medicine can provide.

Possible signs of the condition include:
  • Child is easily startled
  • Poor head control
  • Excessive stiffness or limpness
  • Difficulty sucking and feeding
  • Delays in motor development


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Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track

Since 1971, each Honolulu personal injury lawyer at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner has stood up for the legal rights of injured people throughout Hawaii. We are aggressive when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. We won’t accept unreasonable delays or denial of a valid personal injury claim. We are also passionate about helping victims and their families to get their lives back on track. We truly care about our clients and want to do whatever we can to secure their future.

It’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident or injury. It takes immediate action to preserve evidence, document medical treatment and interview witnesses. It’s also crucial to begin reviewing all available insurance coverage in your case. We provide free and confidential case reviews, with no strings attached. If we take on your case, you won’t pay a cent for our legal services unless we win or settle your case.
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