Experienced Cerebral Palsy Lawyers serving clients all across Canada

Birth Injury Representation in Vancouver

Each year, thousands of children born in Canada suffer from cerebral palsy, a disorder that involves damage to the part of the brain that controls motor skills. Children who are born with cerebral palsy suffer physical impairment, which is often profound and permanent. For parents, the challenges in caring for such a child can be overwhelming, and the financial burden may be even more difficult.

Cerebral palsy may or may not be due to negligence on the part of the medical team attending the delivery. Pacific Medical Law has a lengthy and established record of determining the cause of the infant's cerebral palsy and, in appropriate cases, obtaining judgments and settlements on the child's behalf. Our lawyers believe in holding doctors and hospitals accountable when their negligence has led to a birth injury. If your child was born with a birth injury that you suspect was caused by malpractice, contact our firm to learn more.

Experienced Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in British Columbia

There are many ways that negligence can result in cerebral palsy, including:

  • Improper use of vacuum extraction or forceps in a delivery
  • Failure to detect a problem with the umbilical cord
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Failure to perform a Caesarean section in time
  • Failure to properly treat seizures following childbirth
  • Improper monitoring of a baby's vital signs during labour or delivery

Unfortunately for the child, the result of these errors can be a lifelong debilitating health condition. The impact of cerebral palsy for both parents and children cannot be overstated. The motor and sensory impairments can be extremely debilitating for children, while the grief and exhaustion of providing round-the-clock care can be daunting for parents.

Brain Damage Caused by Negligence

Contact our British Columbia office to learn more about cerebral palsy, birth injuries and medical malpractice representation. Call Pacific Medical Law for an initial consultation at 1-877-848-9545.