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Can I Sue If My Child Has Cerebral Palsy?

Published on Sep 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm in Birth Injury.

Many clients have come to our Atlanta Attorneys asking if they can sue for a birth defect injury; specifically cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy is a solemn health condition that is typically caused by birth injuries or medical malpractice during the labor or childbirth. Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong permanent condition that affects not only the infant but also the family.

If you believe your child’s condition was brought upon as a result of medical malpractice, you may need the help of an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney to help fight for your legal right to compensation.

Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Many children who suffer from cerebral palsy have had it since birth, usually because of a lack of oxygen to the brain or body, premature delivery, birthing trauma, or medical malpractice. It is not always the fault of the medical staff when a baby is born with cerebral palsy, however, when medical malpractice does occur, some of the common causes include:

  • Failure to diagnose and treat infections of the pregnant mother
  • Failure to monitor fetal heart rate before or during the birthing process
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Failure to schedule a cesarean or delaying to perform one if necessary
  • Negligence in using medical instruments

What Type of Compensation Does Cerebral Palsy Claims Cover?

When filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation for cerebral palsy, you will need the help of an attorney who understands this complicated legal process.

With a lawyer’s help, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Medical Care
  • Medication
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Home Accommodations
  • Special Education
  • Emotional Pain and Suffering
  • Assistive Equipment and Technology
  • Lost Wages (for the parents)

Why You Need A Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Medical Malpractice cases involving birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy are complicated lawsuits to file. It ‘s hard to prove negligence against the medical professional or hospital that caused your baby’s condition if you do not have the help of a lawyer who has handled and won cerebral palsy cases before. Georgia’s Best Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Unfortunately, Cerebral Palsy is a permanent lifelong condition and can be very overwhelming to handle. You do not want to the burden of proving medical negligence alone. If you were to lose the case, you would forfeit your only chance at receiving the compensation that you deserve for the birth injury.

At Bey & Associates, our attorneys have been representing the victims of Cerebral Palsy for many years, which has given us the necessary skills to win your case.

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys regarding your child’s medical malpractice lawsuit, we will provide you with a free case evaluation.

Contact us to speak with our expert Cerebral Palsy Attorneys today and learn if you can sue for a birth defect injury.