Cerebral palsy is a diagnosis that considerably changes the course of a child's life. It also affects the parents. When the cerebral palsy was caused by the actions or inaction of a medical professional, the parents might opt to seek compensation. Recently, a jury found in the parents' favor in a case revolving around cerebral palsy.
The boy in this case is 4.5 years old. He is unable to sit up, walk or talk because of his condition. In the lawsuit for the case, it is alleged that the doctor gave the pregnant woman Pitocin speed up her labor. It alleges that this decision left the baby unable to get oxygen while his mother was in labor.