Adopting a child can be just as exciting for the adoptive parents as giving birth to a newborn. By choosing to adopt, you may have questions for the adoption agency about the child’s medical history including information about the child’s birth and the prenatal care of the child’s biological mother. If your adopted child suffers physical impairments or delayed developmental milestones, you may wonder, “Is this related to a birth injury? If so, how do I file a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of my adoptive child?” Sometimes, adoption agencies fail to properly investigate the medical background of a child.
Depending on the circumstances of the individual case, adoptive parents may have claims for obstetrical malpractice for injuries to the adopted child if the case is filed in a timely manner. Each state in the United States has a statute of limitations, or SOL, which sets strict time limits within which a parent or guardian may bring a birth injury lawsuit against negligent healthcare providers. Additionally, adoptive parents may have claims for adoption negligence, also known as wrongful adoption, if they were negligently or intentionally misinformed about the health of their child.
If you suspect your adopted child suffered a birth injury, please call us to discuss your situation at 877-262-9767.Early Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
What are the earliest symptoms of cerebral palsy? Early signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty feeding, behavioral problems, reduced muscle tone, developmental delays, and failure to reach milestones such as rolling over, sitting, crawling and walking. Involuntary movements, muscle spasms, or paralysis of one side of the body are also noticeable symptoms of the condition. Often, cerebral palsy can go undetected for months or even years. By recognizing signs of the condition, parents can seek medical attention more quickly to improve their child’s symptoms.
If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.Stem Cells Studied in Mice as Treatment for Brain Injuries
A University of Tokyo study in mice suggests that stem cells derived from the umbilical cord may protect nerve cells in the brain. Scientists extracted stem cells, expanded them in the lab, and used them to regenerate tissue that had been damaged by oxygen and glucose deprivation. Researchers believe these results could lead to promising therapeutic alternatives for treating neurological conditions caused by brain injuries before birth. Such complications may lead to conditions such as cerebral palsy.
If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.
The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.