The parents of a child born at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois have filed a birth injury lawsuit claiming that the child is suffering from cerebral palsy due to a doctor’s negligent treatment.
According to an article published in the St. Clair Record, the medical malpractice lawsuit claims the infant did not receive enough oxygen to her brain during delivery, which led to brain injury and cerebral palsy.
The disorder causes children to become developmentally disabled and can lead to pain and disfigurement. Medical care for children with cerebral palsy can become quite costly for parents.
A study by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project concluded that 157,700 injuries to mothers and newborns could have been prevented in 2006 alone. A disturbing trend emerged in the study, demonstrating that children born in rural areas were more likely to suffer birth injuries than children born in metropolitan areas.
The attorneys at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton, Illinois have a reputation as being a firm that prosecutes birth injury and other personal injury cases to the fullest extent. Thomas O. Falb and Michael P. Glisson have a long history of getting results for clients. Check out the WWF&G Results Page to see just a handful of the verdicts and settlements the attorneys have won in medical malpractice cases.
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