Our Alpena cerebral palsy lawyers handle cases involving medical mistakes causing cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can be caused due to medical errors and negligence before and during the birth of a baby. Cerebral palsy 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. The brain damage caused by this condition is permanent.
Parents of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy rarely ever get a true explanation from the doctor or hospital as to what caused that condition in their child. If the condition was due to a medical mistake or medical negligence, the doctors often tell the parents that it was simply a natural act or it was unavoidable due to complications with delivery.
When a parent of a child with cerebral palsy contacts our law office to find out the real answers, our birth injury lawyers review all of the pre-natal records and the complete set of medical records relating to the birth of the child. We also consult with nationally renowned medical experts to review the records and give us their opinion on whether a medical mistake caused the cerebral palsy.
If our physician expert determines that a medical error was a cause of your child’s cerebral palsy, our attorneys prepare and file a medical malpractice lawsuit for both you and your child. The damages sought in these cases are significant because they seek compensation to pay the lifelong costs and medical expenses associated with raising and educating your special needs child. They also seek damages for the impact this this condition will have on both you and your child.
If your child was born at a Alpena hospital or a hospital in the surrounding area and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you should call our Michigan Cerebral Palsy lawyers law office immediately so that we can get started on the review of your case. 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 us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Alpena cerebral palsy attorneys.