When a child is born with cerebral palsy symptoms, their future may entail substantial treatment for their mental and physical ailments. Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, the condition can be managed with treatments that can improve the patient’s quality of life. This can include surgery, medication, and a variety of ongoing therapies.
The costs of these treatments can add up over the years. If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by doctor negligence, you may be able to recover the costs of treatment and more in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
We started the Birth Injury Lawyers Group to defend families whose children were harmed due to medical malpractice. We offer Meridian families a free consultation to discuss their case and the legal options available to them. Should you choose for us to represent you, rest assured that our team of Meridian cerebral palsy lawyers operates on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front costs to our clients.
To get started, call us at (800) 222-9529.
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How Doctor Negligence Can Cause Cerebral Palsy
There are a variety of causes for cerebral palsy, some of which are naturally occurring or unpreventable by any doctor.
Other times, the negligence of hospital staff can be a contributing factor to the onset of cerebral palsy. This can occur if:
- Doctors fail to identify and treat an infection that spreads from the mother to the fetus
- Doctors fail to screen and prepare for a difficult birth, which may prevent them from choosing a safer alternative, such as a C-section
- Doctors make an error that allows the baby’s oxygen supply to be cut off during delivery.
- Excessive force is used, either manually or with a delivery tool such as forceps or a vacuum extraction device
- Any other negligent act injures the child
If you believe the medical staff administering care during your pregnancy or delivery behaved negligently in any way, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. We can discuss the events of your pregnancy and determine if your healthcare providers may owe you compensation for their negligence.
If your case requires testimony from a medical expert that an act of medical malpractice occurred, our Meridian cerebral palsy lawyers can obtain this evidence in your defense.
You do not have to continue your fight for justice alone. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for your free consultation.
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Compensation in a Cerebral Palsy Case
The compensation included in these cases may be used to address a number of financial needs for the victim, including but not limited to:
- Medical debts resulting from operations, medications, scans, treatments, rehabilitation programs, ongoing care, and more
- Hiring a helper, caregiver, or special educator to care for the child
- Mobility assistance devices, if needed
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Reduced earning income for parents who stay home to care for their child
- And more
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will examine and gather supporting evidence of your losses when building your family’s medical malpractice case. We can use this evidence to negotiate a settlement offer or to present your losses in court.
Early Indicators of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy does not have one set of symptoms. As a disorder of the brain, cerebral palsy effects can cover a range of physical and cognitive impairments.
This condition can take months or years to identify in a child, as infants naturally lack strength and cognitive ability in the early stages of growth. Often, the first signs of cerebral palsy can be a common development milestone that your child misses. Early warning signs may include:
- Rigid or limp muscles
- Difficulty with movement, such as sitting up or rolling over
- Inability to bring their hands to their mouth
- An abnormal growth rate
- And more
If you notice any of these symptoms in your baby, contact a doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor may begin monitoring your child’s development or conducting a series of tests and exams before arriving at a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
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Building a Case with a Meridian Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Here at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, we are proud to offer our legal services throughout the greater Meridian area. When we represent your case, our attorneys can:
- Answer your questions, provide legal advice, and discuss what outcomes may occur
- Gather evidence in your defense, including statements from medical experts that malpractice occurred in your case
- Manage the legal paperwork and deadlines
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Take the negligent party or parties to court if they are not willing to make you a fair settlement offer
You can concentrate on the wellbeing of your child while our lawyers handle this casework.
Do not hesitate to take legal action in a medical malpractice case. Idaho has a statute of limitations, or legal time limit, in these cases. If the statute of limitations expires before you act, you could lose the right to bring a lawsuit against the medical facility that caused your child’s cerebral palsy.
Our team can discuss your time frame for legal action when you call, including any special circumstances in your case that could extend your statute of limitations.
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now at (800) 222-9529. Consultations are free, and our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis. This means there are no up-front costs to start working with us. Our payment only comes as a percentage of your settlement or the awards you may receive in court.