Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates – An Esteemed Name in Medical Malpractice
Dr. Bruce G. Fagel is a famous physician and attorney who represents plaintiffs in cases pertaining to medical malpractice against hospitals and doctors, specifically on behalf of injured patients. He is an esteemed professional and widely respected in the region. He and his team of legal experts represent clients when it comes to complex cases of medical malpractice that have resulted in significant injuries caused by the negligence of a hospital or a doctor.
Cases on which Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates focus on include induced hypertension, misdiagnosis of cancer, paraplegia cases, birth or damage to the brain, wrongful death, Erb’s palsy, and cerebral palsy, negligence cases by the nursing home. Dr. Fagel and his team of compassionate lawyers help victims based in Nevada and California. He also represents clients throughout America via representation with the local council.
Understanding cerebral palsy and medical negligence
Cerebral palsy refers to a motor coordination condition that is caused due to brain injury that controls both voluntary coordination and movement. It is characterized either by stiffness or weakness of the legs or arms. It might be associated with seizures and some level of mental retardation.
There are many different types of cerebral palsy, and it can be based either on how the child’s brain affects their movements or which part of the brain is affected. When it comes to facts, it has been reported that cerebral palsy affects about 2.5% per 1,000 live births in America. The diagnosis of cerebral palsy is generally made after the birth of the child.
Prematurity is the most common cause of cerebral palsy, where the delivery of the baby is done before the full development of the brain. Those babies that are born prematurely in the period of 26 to 36 weeks gestational age have an increased risk of developing cerebral palsy.
Medical negligence can also lead to cerebral palsy
However, in some cases, babies that are born generally at their term, i.e., more than 37 weeks, can develop cerebral palsy if there are occurrences of asphyxia or hypoxia with the delivery. Any degree of cerebral palsy has a life-long effect on the family and baby.
Scrutiny and investigation in the birth of the baby
When this occurs, a careful investigation is called for, and the circumstances and facts surrounding the baby’s birth have to be determined. This will also determine the fact as to whether asphyxia or hypoxia could have been prevented or not. Evidence in medical records should be collected, and a case of medical malpractice should be filed in due course in case of negligence by the hospital or the doctor has been detected.
According to the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, in several cases, the evidence found in the medical records includes the fetal monitor strip that shows significant problems at the time of labor that should have resulted in an earlier delivery of the baby. This could have prevented cerebral palsy in the child.