Cerebral palsy is a disorder caused by a brain injury. Cerebral palsy in infants sometimes occurs because of negligence on the part of the doctor and sometimes occurs because of natural causes. This condition can also arise from injuries that are suffered after birth.
Cerebral palsy is a condition that lasts for the entire lifetime of the affected individual. Because it stems from a brain injury, there is no chance that it will ever heal. However, some of the individuals that suffer from this actually live very good lives. Some of them are fully cognizant and fully capable mentally. Most of them will have some difficulty speaking, hearing, and in some cases, will have very poor vision. This does not mean, however, that they cannot participate in life the way anyone else their age would. There are many resources for those who have special educational needs and there are many good caregivers out there who specialize in working with individuals with CP.
All of this, however, costs a lot of money. While cerebral palsy will not worsen with time, the people who have to pay for the treatments for this condition will oftentimes find their financial condition worsening considerably. There are ways that you can seek compensation, but you have to talk to a lawyer to see if you have a case at all. Sometimes, the lawyer will simply have to tell you that you don’t have a case and that it’s likely that medical malpractice played no part in your child’s condition. In other cases, however, the attorney may well discover that medical negligence is largely to blame for your child’s condition.
Cerebral palsy attorneys have the medical knowledge, access to experts and background with these cases to ensure that, if you do have a lawsuit, it has the best possible chance of winning. There’s no way to guarantee that any lawsuit will win, but talking to an attorney is the only way to determine whether or not you have this option available to you at all.