When a child is born with cerebral palsy, the parents are faced with many financial obstacles that were unexpected and quite often completely unaffordable. This includes the cost of specialized medical care, special education costs, modifications to a home and vehicle, and other unanticipated expenses. The costs of raising a healthy child can be overbearing enough, but those related to raising a child with cerebral palsy can create an overburdened situation for the parents.
When a child is born with cerebral palsy or a similar birth condition, the parents must wonder whether this was a natural act related to the birth or if it was the result of medical malpractice by the hospital or delivering physician. Because parents of the child never seem to get satisfactory answers or explanations from the doctor or hospital, our birth injury lawyers are often consulted to review the medical chart so we can explain to the parents the true cause of the cerebral palsy condition.
When we are contacted by the parents, our medical team reviews the entire medical chart. This includes both pre-natal records, delivery records, and post-birth records. We also review the fetal monitoring strips. We then consult with our board-certified medical experts to determine the true cause of the condition. If we discover that it was caused by medical negligence, we file a medical malpractice lawsuit for the child and parents.
The damages in cerebral palsy cases are significant, primarily due to the lifelong costs and medical expenses associated with raising and educating this special needs child. We work closely with the child’s physicians and utilize our own expert witnesses to formulate a life care plan for the child. This is essentially a projection of the lifelong costs and expenses associated with raising and education the child. These cases frequently result in multi-million dollar settlements based upon these expense calculations and these funds are used to help both the parents and child live as comfortably as possibly with this birth condition.
Parents of a child with cerebral palsy should contact our office if they suspect medical malpractice was a cause of the condition. There are strict time limitations for pursuing these cases and the failure to act in timely manner can forever bar the child’s right to a settlement.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan cerebral palsy attorneys or complete the orange GET HELP NOW box on this page and Click To Send. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to win your case.