Cerebral palsy is one of the most common forms of baby injury that results from medical negligence.
This injury is the often the direct result of the child being deprived of oxygen during the birthing process. While treatable, cerebral palsy is not “curable” and the symptoms of the disorder last a lifetime. In some cases, those symptoms may become more pronounced, but the injury itself is not degenerative. If you believe that your child was injured because of the negligent medical care they received during their birth, you may want to consider talking to a cerebral palsy attorney.
A cerebral palsy attorney with experience in the field will be able to determine if you have cause to sue. Using cases that have already succeeded in court as a reference, they can take a look at what makes yours unique and at what you have in common with other parents whose children have suffered this injury. If the case is strong, they may offer to handle your case on contingency. This means that they don’t even get paid unless they win your claim. It’s a good way to make sure that your attorney actually believes in the merits of your case.
There are several different forms of cerebral palsy; ataxic and dyskinetic CP among them. In some cases, a child may have two or more overlapping forms/classifications of the disorder. The most notable symptom of this injury is a lack of proper muscle tone. This results in some areas of the child’s body being “floppy” or rigid. In any case, it causes great difficulty with motor skills.
Ensuring that your child has the best care as they go through life will become a huge concern for any parent. Most people with this injury need at least some medical assistance to get by with everyday needs, and a lawsuit may help your family recover the money needed to pay for necessary treatments and assistive devices.
If you want to consult with an attorney about your case, look for one who offers free consultations. Cerebral palsy in infants vastly increases the medical expenses the child will face during and after your own life. To make sure that they have the financial resources to take care of themselves, pursuing a legal case may be the best option.