Cerebral palsy can be a devastating disorder. Families have to deal with significant pain and suffering, a radically changed life, and of course there are also tremendously expensive medical treatments to deal with. Here are some things to consider about CP diagnoses.
It’s Sometimes Caused by Negligence
There are cases where medical malpractice is the proximate cause of cerebral palsy. After a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there will be an investigation into how they came to have the condition. If this investigation points towards negligence, you may have an opportunity to file a lawsuit against the doctor responsible for the child’s injuries. Remember, however, that this is not always the case.
There is Help
Fortunately for people who suffer with cerebral palsy and their families, there are advocacy organizations that work with the cerebral palsy community. These organizations lobby for laws that are more sympathetic to people who suffer with conditions like cerebral palsy, provide community activities in some cases and, in the majority of cases, provide a wealth of information that can help you to get ready to deal with cerebral palsy going forward.
A Lawyer Shouldn’t Cost You a Dime
One of the things that keeps people from taking legal action when a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence is concern about the legal expenses involved. Most birth injury attorneys oftentimes work on contingency. A contingency agreement means that you don’t have to pay them unless they actually win your claim. This means that you can get top-notch legal representation without having to worry about whether or not you’re going to be able to afford the fees. If you win, the fees come out of your settlement or jury award. If you lose, the attorney doesn’t charge anything.
Consider contacting an attorney if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. An attorney may be able to help you put together a lawsuit that could win compensation your family needs and deserves. There’s no way to guarantee that an attorney can win your claim, but having one who is experienced and who understands negligence law to a great detail can only help your case. Look for the right attorney and rely on them to help guide you through the process of getting compensated for the injuries that your child has suffered and the expenses that your family will face in the future.