Does Your Child Have Cerebral Palsy? Our Legal Advocates Give Birth Injury Victims A Voice.
Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition. While treatment and therapy can assuage the side effects, there is no known cure. Due to the severity and duration of the condition, it can be both financially and emotionally devastating for the parents, particularly in cases where condition could have been avoided had the doctors and hospital staff taken proper measures to ensure a healthy delivery.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you know or suspect that their condition was caused by medical negligence, contact our experienced litigation team at Power Rogers, LLP. Our birth injury litigation attorneys will explain your legal options and will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Negligence That Can Lead To Cerebral Palsy
Not all cerebral palsy cases are medical malpractice cases. In fact, the cause for cerebral palsy in many individuals is unknown. In some cases, however, cerebral palsy can be traced to a specific event or set of events. The following are potential circumstances that could lead to cerebral palsy.
- Failure to detect infections – certain maternal infections, if not detected and treated quickly, could cause fetal brain damage, leading to cerebral palsy.
- Prolonged labor – Labor, if it goes on too long, can harm the baby as well as the mother. The baby might suffer from limited oxygen during the labor process or brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy.
- Delayed C-section – If labor is high-risk or prolonged, doctors usually make the decision to perform a cesarean section. If a C-section is not performed in a timely manner, the child could be born with cerebral palsy.
- Hypoxia-related injuries – Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain could lead to brain damage, and consequently, cerebral palsy.
Our law firm has recovered more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of others, including medical professionals. Two notable examples include.
- $13 million in a case where the doctors allegedly failed to recognize signs and symptoms of fetal distress, resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy to the newborn girl.
- $12.5 million in a case where the doctors allegedly failed to diagnose bradycardia in the baby and delayed delivery of the child, which resulted in permanent severe choreoathetosis cerebral palsy.
If you trusted your doctor for a safe pregnancy and delivery but gave birth to a child with cerebral palsy, we invite you to contact our lawyers in Chicago to tell us your story and learn how we can help.
Free Consultations And No Legal Fees Unless We Win
Our firm takes all cases on contingency, which means you pay no legal fees until and unless we help you recover money. We also offer free initial consultations, so you don’t risk anything by contact us to discuss your options. To get started, call our Chicago office at 312-500-1792 or submit an online contact form.