I think my childs cerebral palsy diagnosis was a result of medical errors during giving birth. How can I file a lawsuit?

My child was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and I think it happened because of a mistake the doctor made during delivery.  Can I file a malpractice claim against the doctor?

 

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In situations where a birth trauma led to Cerebral Palsy in a child, it is important to contact an attorney to assess the facts and discuss your option.  Medical negligence at child birth can occur from a variety of factors, ranging from prolonged oxygen deprivation to the improper use of forceps or a vacuum extraction that caused a brain injury.  Doctors have various tools at their disposal and there are many methods of delivery that can limit the danger to the child during labor and avoid the incidence of birth trauma.  When doctors choose the wrong method or when they make major errors during delivery and cause brain damage, they should be held accountable.  If your child was injured because of the actions taken by the delivery doctor, you may have a medical malpractice case against the doctor and can file a claim to recover damages.

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