Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
If your baby has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and you believe that the medical providers (Doctors, nurses, and/or assistants and hospital staff) actions or omissions contributed to your child’s present condition or you have been told that the diagnosis or symptoms indicate that a birth trauma or birth injury may have injured your child, then you may have a action for cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuit.
ObGyn & Hospital Medical Malpractice / Negligence Lawsuits
A cerebral palsy lawsuit is a medical malpractice or medical negligence lawsuit that is a based on evidence of a negligent act and/or omission by a doctor, hospital, nurse or other health care provider which proximately caused or contributed to the injuries or damages to the child. In order to make a cerebral palsy claim for medical malpractice, there must be a departure from an accepted custom or practice which caused the injury.
Some of the causes of cerebral palsy include:
- Oxygen deprivation to the baby before or during birth
- Hypoxia - Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy HIE
- Mistreated jaundice leading to kernicterus and athetoid cerebral palsy
- Bacterial infection of the mother or fetus affecting the central nervous system
- Lack of oxygen or nutrients due to an inability of placenta transfer
- Intrapartum Asphyxia
- Physical injuries from a rough or difficult delivery during or following birth
- Blood type incompatibility between mother and infant (Rh Disease)
- Cerebral Dygenesis
- Lack of growth factors during intra-uterine development
- Extremely Premature Birth
- Intraventricular Hemorrage (IVH)
Not every diagnosis of cerebral palsy was caused by a negligent act on the part of a Doctor or Nurse nor will it result in a cerebral palsy lawsuit or medical malpractice case. In order to have a cerebral palsy lawsuit, the lawyers hired by the parents of the child with cerebral palsy will have to prove that the OB/GYN, pediatrician, hospital nurse or other health care professionals was negligent and that such act(s) of negligence proximately caused or contributed to your child's cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Experts
In order to prove the damages and injuries in these cases, cerebral palsy experts, OB/GYN experts, nursing experts, economists and other experts must be hired by the lawyer to not only prove the failure or departure from the standard of care, but also experts needed to prove up the cost of medical care, nursing care, educational expenses, future life care planners (cost of past and future medical treatments, nursing care, education, evaluations, home care, modifications, ..etc) and other damages that the parents of the child will be entitled to collect as monetary damages.
Other money damages that are sought, include a damages, for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, physical impairment and other damages and remedies allowed by different courts in different states. A cerebral palsy lawsuit can be time consuming, but when a parent sits down and estimates the costs for a lifetime of medical care for their child with cerebral palsy, then the the time and effort is worth it.
While not every case that we investigate becomes a cerebral palsy lawsuit filed in a court of law, we will talk to and consult with the parents to explain the strengths and weaknesses of any case. If the lawyers can not secure an expert that will find medical negligence occurred, then it will be very difficult to proceed with a cerebral palsy lawsuit. Birth injury lawsuits are filed on behalf of the child and the parents. Never does this law firm every ask the parents to finance the litigation as it occurs.
No Fees or Expenses Charged Unless You Win
All litigation expenses are financed or paid by the cerebral palsy attorneys, under a contingency fee contract and unless there is a successful outcome or recovery, then the clients would not owe the attorneys any costs, fees or expenses. To find out more how to hire an attorney for a cerebral palsy lawsuit, call us at 1-800-883-9858