June 11, 2010

Cerebral Palsy and Infection: Birth Injury Lawyer Obtains $29 Million

by Robert D'Iorio

Last month a jury returned a verdict of $29 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a child with cerebral palsy.

The lawsuit alleged that doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois failed to treat an infection in the mother prior to her delivery. This untreated infection caused brain damage to the child resulting in cerebral palsy.

If you or your child developed an infection that you think may have caused your child's cerebral palsy please give us a call for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Here is a list of some infections that can lead to cerebral palsy (note: this is just a short list many other infections can lead to cerebral palsy that are not on this list):

Infections in the mother during pregnancy:
Rubella (German measles)
Toxoplasmosis
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)/Kidney Infection
Chickenpox (varicella).
Cytomegalovirus.
Syphilis

Infections in the child after birth:
Meningitis
Viral encephalitis.