Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there is a chance it was caused by medical malpractice during childbirth. If that is the case, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other expenses associated with your child's diagnosis.
Our experienced cerebral palsy lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation and do not charge legal fees unless your case results in fair compensation or a favorable jury verdict. We have achieved several multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts in cases where children developed cerebral palsy due to negligence. We can help you fight for the justice your child deserves.
Contact our cerebral palsy lawyers by calling 1-877-692-3862.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Children develop cerebral palsy after sustaining injuries to the motor control centers of their brains. In about 20 percent of cerebral palsy cases, the brain injuries that caused the disorder occurred during the birthing process.
In many of the cases our attorneys have recovered compensation, the child's injuries were caused by medical negligence, such as:
- Missing, ignoring or misinterpreting warning signs from fetal heart monitors
- Failing to resuscitate a newborn who needs help breathing
- Failing to exercise proper care when using forceps or vacuum extractor equipment
- Delaying or failing to perform C-sections
- Failing to diagnose or treat an infection
- Misdiagnosis of fetal position in the uterus
- Severe jaundice
If you think that your child's cerebral palsy is a result of medical negligence, contact our personal injury lawyers for a free claim review to find out if you have a case.
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Effects of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy can cause your child to struggle with a variety of fine motor skills and everyday activities, including:
- Holding things
- Sitting upright
In some cases, cerebral palsy worsens as children get older, causing them to have seizures and impaired hearing, vision or speech.
Helping your child manage all of these medical issues could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of his or her life. Having a reputable cerebral palsy lawyer on your side can help you recover the compensation you need for your child's future.
Major settlements and verdicts from our cerebral palsy cases have provided compensation that will take care of these children for the rest of their lives.
Call 1-877-692-3862 today to speak with a representative.
Why You Need a Skilled Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
In order to prove that your child's cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice, our attorneys must be able to establish four things:
- There was a duty of care - Under the duty of care, medical professionals are required to perform within accepted medical standards. This means medical professionals have a legal duty to provide care that is similar to what other medical professionals would provide in a similar situation.
- A medical professional breached his or her duty of care - In a cerebral palsy case, breaching a duty of care could include things like failing to do tests or failing to act in the appropriate way if there is a problem during the birthing process.
- The breach of duty of care caused your child's injury - Your attorney must be able to show that the action or inaction of medical professionals during the birth of your child caused brain damage that led to your child being diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
- Your child's cerebral palsy diagnosis resulted in damages - Claimants have to show that their child's diagnosis resulted in medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical therapy, or other damages.
The cerebral palsy lawyers at Janet, Jenner & Suggs have conducted thousands of investigations of cerebral palsy claims and have uncovered negligence that other law firms missed.
Partner Howard Janet and attorney Dov Apfel are nationally recognized for their legal expertise in birth injury cases. Janet has consulted with more than 20,000 families about cerebral palsy claims, and Apfel is nationally known as a child advocate and often consults with families and lawyers throughout the country about standard of care and causation issues arising from birth injury claims.
Another one of our partners, Giles H. Manley, has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified OBGYN. He joined the legal profession to help families whose children were injured at birth.
Our vast experience in handling these types of cases can help you get the maximum compensation your child deserves.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 1-877-692-3862.
Dedicated to Fighting for Maximum Compensation
If you believe that your child's diagnosis was caused by negligence during childbirth, you could be entitled to compensation for physical, emotional and financial damages, including:
- Physical therapy
- Mobility aids, including wheelchairs and braces
- Loss of quality of life
- Future living expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Speech therapy
Our cerebral palsy lawyers will aggressively pursue all of the compensation you are entitled. We know how vital compensation can be in helping parents provide the best care for children with cerebral palsy.
We have obtained millions for families with children who suffered cerebral palsy due to negligence. That includes a $15.5 million verdict for the family of a child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy due to negligence during the birthing process. The verdict broke the record for the largest birth injury award in Minnesota.
Contact Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Today
Finding out that your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy is devastating news. Children with cerebral palsy will most likely have physical and cognitive difficulties for the rest of their lives and may never be fully independent.
Janet, Jenner & Suggs is committed to helping you get the compensation you need to take care of your child. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options. We do not charge any upfront costs and do not recover attorney's fees unless we obtain fair compensation or a favorable jury verdict.