Adverse Obstetrical Events (“Red Flags”)

Adverse events, or “red flags”, are hospital complications that result in injury, disability, or death. According to a cross-country study of hospital care in Canada, approximately 38% of adverse events could be prevented by adhering to a reasonable standard of medical care, including in cases of obstetrical emergencies. A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology demonstrated that over one-third of children with cerebral palsy experienced at least one of the following six adverse, birth-related events:

Birth Asphyxia

Birth Trauma

Cord Prolapse

Fetal Distress

Placental Abruption

Uterine Rupture

If your child suffered a “complication” and has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, it is wise for parents to question whether the healthcare professional(s) failed to meet the standard of care. Should your child’s injury be the result of medical negligence, he or she is entitled to compensation.

Parents simply want to create the best life possible for their children. CP families quickly learn the tremendous financial cost and attention required to give their loved one a positive future. The financial strain of raising a child with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, for example, is about ten times that of a child without such challenges.

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