Birth injuries sometimes end up with the parents contacting a lawyer and filing a lawsuit. When this happens, the money sought is usually to help pay for the costs the child will face as they become an adult, and to help the parents while they’re giving care to the child. It’s important to understand, however, that not every case of CP is the result of medical malpractice.
In some cases, cerebral palsy occurs in the womb before the doctors even have a chance to intervene. Additionally, there is a growing body of evidence that genetics may play a role in some cases of CP, as well. The condition is always being studied and tests are being developed all the time to help doctors track down the cause of any given case with more accuracy.
The birth injuries that parents end up suing over are those that could have been prevented if the correct medical intervention had been given in time. If there is a situation where it can be shown that with the correct medical intervention, their child would not have developed CP, then you may have a case worth pursuing.
Some cases of CP occur because the child is strangled by their umbilical cord or because of being in an awkward position during the birthing process. When this happens and the medical staff could have done something to intervene and prevent the injury, it’s oftentimes cause for the family to consider filing a lawsuit as well. An attorney can advise you of the strength of your claim, and will generally take these cases on a no win, no cost basis.
If you wish to discuss your case with a cerebral palsy lawyer right away, call us at 1-855-833-3707. There are limitations on how long you have to file a lawsuit, so it’s best to get this information as quickly as possible so that you can make an informed decision about the matter.