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If your child developed cerebral palsy as the result of medical negligence, birth trauma, or another’s wrongdoing, a cerebral palsy lawyer can help. Cerebral palsy is commonly caused by brain damage occurring during fetal development, birth or the first formative years. This condition affects the brain’s ability to control movement and coordination. It can also have a variety of other physical, cognitive, and emotional effects. With qualified prenatal healthcare and safe birthing procedures, many cases of cerebral palsy can be prevented.
Why You May Need a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
A cerebral palsy lawyer can be instrumental in the recovery of damages-- such as medical expenses and other losses-- in the event that a doctor or hospital’s negligence caused your child’s cerebral palsy. Medical negligence is a common cause of cerebral palsy. The help of a qualified cerebral palsy lawyer will be invaluable if the following medical errors caused or contributed to you child’s condition:
· Failure to identify potential problems or birth defects during pregnancy
· Failure to deliver the baby in a timely manner
· Administration of excessive amount of labor inducing medication
· Forceful use of birthing tools such as forceps or a vacuum
· Failure to respond appropriately to birthing complications
· Mismanaged labor and delivery
· Failure to identify and treat fetal and maternal distress or complications during the perinatal period
How can Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Help
A cerebral palsy lawyer is experienced in the areas of medical malpractice and birth injury and can help you identify if your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice. Since it is often difficult to pinpoint the direct cause of cerebral palsy, a cerebral palsy lawyer who concentrates in the field can be instrumental in recognizing factors that may indicate medical negligence. A cerebral palsy lawyer can familiarize you with your legal rights and help you recover the damages you are entitled.
In the event that medical errors lead to your child’s cerebral palsy, damages may be recovered for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income potential, costs accrued from specialized needs such as education, attorney fees, and other hardships. A cerebral palsy lawyer is prepared to build a strong case, which will help you obtain compensation for the damages you’ve endured.
A cerebral palsy attorney can also acquaint you with any laws regarding birth injury and medical malpractice claims specific to your state. Cases involving medical malpractice are often subject to a statute of limitations, which restrict the time in which you can file a claim. A cerebral palsy lawyer can evaluate your case to help preserve your right to file a claim.
Please contact us to speak to a qualified cerebral palsy attorney regarding your child’s case. We understand the compassion and expertise necessary when dealing with the cerebral palsy and are prepared to represent your family with your child’s best interests in mind.
Our qualified attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and help you determine if you have a cerebral palsy claim.