Our experienced Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers represent children and their families in medical malpractice lawsuits. This includes cases involving issues in pregnancy, at the time of birth, and immediately after birth in which the newborn is injured due to medical negligence.
Cerebral palsy (CP) occurs when there is damage to the brain that cannot be fixed. CP is incurable, but treatment and therapy help manage the effects on the body.
Most commonly, cerebral palsy occurs due to pre-natal complications or due to a doctor’s inattentiveness. When cerebral palsy happens due to medical malpractice, you are entitled to damages caused by that negligence. If you suspect that a doctor may have been negligent during your pregnancy or during the birth of your child, it is vital that you document the information.
To prove negligence you may be asked to recall important incidence of your pregnancy and or labor. The more detail information you have, the stronger the case will be when it is pursued against the responsible party. Below is helpful information and documentation that may help prove your case.
- Know the signs: Although early identification of cerebral palsy symptoms can’t cure or minimize the condition, it can help you identify likely causes of the brain damage. Some signs include abnormal muscle tone or movements, imbalanced or delayed development, skeletal deformities and joint contracture. Seizures and are another common symptom, but a symptom shared with a variety of other disorders.
- Keep detailed documentation: Keep a journal of prenatal care, doctor visits, and impressions from delivery and baby behavior and development after the birth. This will help you stay alert for warning signs, and to establish a timeline to help prove your case if a cerebral palsy lawsuit is necessary.
- Ask for a copy of the records: Get and keep a copy of all records of your prenatal care, delivery and post-natal care. The law requires meticulous records of all care provider action, including decisions that can later be proven to be mistakes.
- Identify a Cause: In court, your attorney will have to prove a specific act of negligence or improper practice on the part of the doctor, his staff, or the facility where you had your delivery. This is easier to do if you can point to a specific decision or action. Review your memories, journals and medical records for likely causes of your child’s disability.
Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit No Fee Promise
Our birth injury attorneys will represent you in your Michigan cerebral palsy case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If your child or a family member has suffered a birth injury and needs the best possible representation, you should contact our law office immediately. We will advise you of your legal rights and start working on your case. To speak with an experienced Michigan cerebral palsy lawyer, call us now at (800) 606-1717.