Families that are expecting a child are often excited to welcome the newborn into their family. Lots of preparations occur prior to birth, including readying the house and receiving prenatal medical care. Yet, even with all of this preparation, the ultimate outcome of the birth is still dependent upon what happens in the delivery room. A medical professional's seemingly minor mistake can cause significant harm to the newborn and/or the mother.
One of the more devastating injuries is cerebral palsy. This medical condition results when a child's brain is injured, resulting in disturbances to movement and muscle tone. Though there are a variety of ways this disorder can develop, one way is when a child is deprived of oxygen during birth. This can occur when a doctor delays or makes another unnecessary mistake.