If your child received a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP), you may want to consult with a Boulder cerebral palsy lawyer to see if you have a case for a lawsuit.
A lawyer may be able to prove that the medical professional who provided your prenatal or delivery care acted with negligence, and that this caused your child’s cerebral palsy. Proving this can make your family eligible to receive compensation for things like medical costs, ongoing treatment, and pain and suffering.
At the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, our team of attorneys is ready to stand by your side during a cerebral palsy lawsuit. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we do not accept any payment for our services until the case reaches a settlement.
Contact us at (800) 222-9529 for a free case review.
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Preparing a Cerebral Palsy Case
It takes time to research a medical malpractice birth injury case. Your Boulder cerebral palsy lawyer will need to determine exactly who was at fault and whether there is evidence to prove malpractice in court.
Some of the tasks the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can perform on your behalf include:
- Examining medical records from the pregnancy and birth for signs of doctor negligence
- Interviewing witnesses to the birth
- Consulting medical experts who understand the causes of cerebral palsy
- Calculating all of the related expenses you have incurred thus far
- Estimating future expenses for your child’s care
Once sufficient evidence of malpractice is obtained, it will be time to negotiate with the doctor or hospital’s insurance company. They may be willing to accept their responsibility and make you a fair offer based on the evidence we provide them.
If they are not willing to make a fair offer, the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can take them to court. This will allow a judge to weigh the evidence and make the final determination as to how much you are entitled to.
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How Medical Malpractice Can Cause Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that occurs when the child’s brain does not develop properly, either through injury or because of an underlying condition. Babies may develop the condition in the womb, during childbirth, or in their infancy.
Medical malpractice can cause cerebral palsy during prenatal care or delivery if a doctor failed to:
- Diagnose or prevent a maternal infection from spreading to the womb
- Prevent a blood flow restriction to the baby during pregnancy
- Provide the baby with an adequate oxygen supply during childbirth
- Screen and take precautions for a complicated birth
- Deliver the baby without the use of excessive force, either by hand or with a birth assistance tool like forceps or a vacuum extraction device
Each of these preventable scenarios can result in brain injury and the child being diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Some states require a medical expert to testify in your defense in a medical malpractice case. The testimony will need to confirm that the care that caused your child’s cerebral palsy fell below a reasonable standard and that another doctor in the same situation would have behaved differently.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can produce such medical expert testimony in your defense when we represent you.
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What Compensation May Be Available to Your Family
Cerebral palsy may require extensive treatments, therapies, medications, and more. These expenses could last into your child’s adulthood.
The compensation you may receive in a cerebral palsy case will take these expenses, and more, into consideration. You may be eligible for compensation regarding:
- Costs of any medical care deemed negligent you already paid for
- Costs of diagnosing and treating your child’s cerebral palsy
- Costs of future care, including therapy, medications and more
- Costs of specialized caregivers or educators, if needed
- Your family’s reduced earning capacity if either parent must stop working or reduce hours to care for your child
- Pain and suffering
- And more
For further details on what compensation may be available in your case, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529.
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An Important Legal Deadline in Your Case
Each state, including Colorado, has its own rules and laws regarding the statute of limitations for filing a birth injury case. It is important not to let this deadline expire, as doing so could mean you lose your right to sue.
We can discuss what statute of limitations applies to your case when you call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group for a free consultation. Call us even if you think your statute of limitations may have passed, as there may be legal exceptions in your case that give you additional time to file a lawsuit.
Let Us Negotiate on Your Behalf
It can be stressful when your child receives a cerebral palsy diagnosis. By hiring a Boulder cerebral palsy lawyer to handle your birth injury lawsuit, you can relieve some of your stress by letting our attorney gather evidence and negotiate with the doctor’s insurer on your behalf. Should the insurance company refuse to come to a fair settlement, we will be ready to take your case to trial and defend your rights to compensation there.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will work on your family’s behalf. For a free consultation, call us as soon as possible at (800) 222-9529. Our firm works on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front costs to the Boulder families we represent.
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