Is Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy A Result Of Medical Malpractice?
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder characterized by a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that can be caused by negligence during labor and delivery. The condition may appear early in infancy or in childhood and permanently affects a child’s movement and muscle coordination. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, it is possible that it was caused by doctor, nursing, or hospital negligence.
At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we are experienced in helping children with cerebral palsy and their families recover the compensation they deserve for medical negligence. Birth injuries and cerebral palsy alter the lives of victims and their families. Our firm will help you assert your rights against the negligent medical and nursing professionals who caused those injuries.
We are dedicated to helping families who have children with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries improve the quality of their lives and the quality of life for the family unit as a whole. We are devoted to getting families compensation to ease the burden of caring for children with injuries that are caused by the negligence of others.
How We Approach Cerebral Palsy Cases
Our attorneys understand the devastation and hopelessness felt by families with brain-injured children. When we pursue a birth injury claim, we are not only seeking to recover compensation for the infant with cerebral palsy, but we are seeking to recover compensation and medical care for the 70-year-old with cerebral palsy that the infant someday will become.
We will assist you in asserting your legal rights and holding negligent doctors, nurses and administrators responsible for the injuries suffered by your child. We will assess the immediate and long-term needs of your child throughout your child’s lifetime, including medical and long-term care needs, attendant and respite care, pain and suffering, and loss of life enjoyment. If your child has suffered a birth injury, do not hesitate to contact our firm for a full investigation. We will obtain medical records, contact witnesses and consult with experts regarding your claim.
Children born with cerebral palsy may not be diagnosed until months or years after birth. Early signs of the disorder usually appear before the child reaches the age of 3. The child may suffer muscle tightening and spasms. Cerebral palsy often affects the ability to swallow and may result in feeding tubes, pumps or medications to loosen muscles.
Causes Of Cerebral Palsy
Our attorneys are well-versed in claims involving cerebral palsy resulting from medical malpractice. While some cases of cerebral palsy come from natural causes, many result from doctor negligence, errors by nurses and other medical professionals.
Cerebral palsy often results when a child suffers brain damage at or near the time of birth. If you believe that medical negligence caused your child’s cerebral palsy, our attorneys can help you investigate your claim. We always work with medical experts in these cases and will take the necessary steps to secure your recovery. Our attorneys will collect medical documentation, contact witnesses and consult with medical experts to support your claim. Talk with a lawyer from our firm for more information regarding cerebral palsy. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and claims.