Our cerebral palsy attorneys represent children and their families in birth injuries cases throughout the State of Michigan. These cases present complex issues and require significant expertise on both medical and legal issues. We have successfully achieved significant settlements in cerebral palsy cases.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average prevalence of cerebral palsy is 1 in 303 children. Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers realize the devastation and challenges a child and their family may face with this birth defect.
Cerebral palsy can be caused due to medical errors and negligence both before and during the birth of a child. This birth defect can also be caused by as genetic condition, problems with the blood supply to the brain before birth, infections, bleeding in the brain, lack of oxygen, severe jaundice, and head injury. Brain damage causing cerebral palsy is permanent from the time of injury and has no cure.
Parents of children with cerebral palsy rarely ever get a true explanation from the doctor or hospital as to what caused that condition in their child. When it is result of medical negligence, the medical providers usually tell the parents that it was simply a natural act or it was unavoidable due to complications with delivery. Although can be actually what happened, quite often it is not and it was a medical error that caused this condition.
When a parent of a child with cerebral palsy contacts our office, we order all of the pre-natal records and the complete medical chart for the birth of the child. We carefully review these records, including the fetal monitoring strips, to look for clues as to whether medical neglect was a contributing cause of the condition. We also work closely with highly-credentialed medical experts to evaluate the records and provide us with an expert opinion.
If our investigation determines that medical malpractice or nursing malpractice was a cause of the cerebral palsy, we prepare and file a lawsuit for the child and parents. The damages in these cases are significant, primarily due to the lifelong costs and medical expenses associated with raising and educating this special needs child.
It is essential that the parents of a child with cerebral palsy 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 medical malpractice lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to win your case.