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What Is Cerebral Palsy and How Can It Be Caused by Negligence?

What Is Cerebral Palsy and How Can It Be Caused by Negligence?

Cerebral palsy is a common motor disorder that occurs in roughly 1 1/2 to four of every 1,000 births. Although cerebral palsy can occur naturally, it may also be the consequence of medical negligence. This situation is usually the case when doctors fail to diagnose or treat a condition or use birthing tools incorrectly. This failure can injure a newborn and lead to the development of cerebral palsy. What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder that affects muscle control. A person who has this condition may have trouble walking and coordinating movements. At birth, cerebral palsy is usually the result of insufficient oxygen to the brain, abnormal brain development, or an infection during pregnancy. Cerebral palsy may also be a complication due to a difficult or premature birth, or it may be due to restricted intrauterine growth. Side effects associated with the disorder include the following: Trouble swallowing Speech impediment Breathing problems Learning disabilities Seizures Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by Negligence? Although cerebral palsy may occur due to natural complications, it may also be the cause of doctor and hospital errors. For example, a medical professional may fail to follow proper medical procedures and injure an unborn child. Failure to deliver the infant correctly and depriving the child of oxygen are the most common causes of cerebral palsy due to negligence. Doctors and hospitals may also fail to react to a complication promptly or may fail to render proper care, thus permanently damaging the child’s brain and leading to the development of cerebral palsy. For example, an infection or similar medical issues may be incorrectly...
Maritime Injury Compensation

Maritime Injury Compensation

Did you know that you can file for compensation for an injury that happened while you were on a cruise ship? Just like any other personal injury, maritime injuries are also compensated, if you were injured while on a water transportation vessel you deserve full compensation for those injuries, especially if you were on the boat or ship for work related reasons. One of the many reasons why people who get injured while at sea do not make compensation claims is that the maritime lawsuit can be complicated, especially when it comes to proving the liability. State worker’s compensation laws are sketchy when it comes to injuries on water, but the experienced lawyers at David W. Singer & Associates, P.A. know how to go about getting you the full compensation that you deserve. Recently, the Jones Act has provided many people who work on the water with plausible grounds to file a personal injuries lawsuit. To take full advantage of the Act you need to know if you qualify to make a claim. Who qualifies to make a claim under the Jones Act? The Jones Act applies to individuals who meet the following characteristics: The water vehicle you were injured on must be in navigation on the water that is classified under interstate and commerce routes. The injury should have occurred while you were working on board the water transport vessel The types of employees covered by the Jones Act is also quite diverse. These include: Fishermen Cruise ship workers Ferry boat workers Transportation workers Construction workers Oil-platform workers Commercial divers If you are based in Hollywood, FL, you can make...