Cerebral Palsy

When doctors make mistakes during delivery, the consequences can be life-changing for a new baby. A child may suffer permanent brain damage or irreparable nerve damage — injuries that will affect all aspects of the child's life.

Iowa Birth Injury Attorneys Fighting to Protect Newborns Harmed by Doctor Errors

At the law firm of Galligan Reid PC, in Des Moines, we've been working for more than a quarter century to make Iowa safer. Through medical malpractice litigation, we hold doctors, nurses and hospitals accountable for the birth injuries they cause when they are negligent.

If your newborn has suffered a brain injury or nerve damage as the result of a doctor's mistakes, we have the experience necessary to get the results you need. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation.

Addressing the Consequences of Serious Birth Injuries Such as Cerebral Palsy

In addition to experienced medical malpractice lawyers, our team of professionals includes a staff nurse. She is able to effectively evaluate the circumstances of the case from a medical perspective, to examine whether a doctor, nurse, or other professional was negligent in providing care during the delivery.

Working together, we are able to provide skilled representation to protect injured children. We will fight aggressively to obtain full and fair compensation to address the full consequences of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy.

  • Cerebral palsy is a condition that develops as the result of an injury to the brain, either before birth, during birth or shortly after birth. This brain injury causes permanent disability, including limited motion control and movement difficulties.
  • Erb's palsy is an injury to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves between the neck and the shoulder. When a doctor applies too much pressure in the wrong direction during delivery, the newborn can suffer nerve damage. This nerve damage can result in permanent disability and potential paralysis.

If either of the conditions has occurred to your baby, you need to speak to a lawyer experienced handling birth injury cases. If the injury was caused by a doctor's neglect, that doctor should be held accountable. Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.