Cerebral Palsy in the context of birth injury cases involves injury to the newborn baby’s brain. Birth asphyxia, or a lack of oxygen, during the labor and delivery can be to blame. We investigate these cases to determine if the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers could and should have prevented the cerebral palsy. Sometimes, a strong case can be made that the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers should have handled the labor and delivery differently so as to avoid anoxic brain injury leading to cerebral palsy. In certain cases, a cesarean section or other emergency assisted delivery procedure should have been done (or should have been done earlier) to avoid injury to an otherwise healthy baby.
CEREBRAL PALSY CASE EVIDENCE EVALUATION
In assisting parents and family members, we gather the medical records for the pregnancy, labor, and delivery and then evaluate those records with the assistance of top national experts in the fields of labor and delivery medicine (obstetrics). Some of the issues we look at in Cerebral Palsy cases include:
- The condition of the baby currently
- Does the baby have developmental delays?
- Does the baby have any form of quadriplegia?
- Are the baby’s motor skills and movement impaired?
- What are the baby’s verbal communication skills?
- What is the status of the baby’s vision?
- What is the status of the baby’s feeding, is the baby tube fed?
- The baby’s APGAR scores at birth
- Are there MRI scans of the baby’s brain showing brain injury?
- What was the pH level of the baby’s umbilical cord gas upon delivery?
- What does the Fetal Heart Rate Monitor tracing printout from the labor look like – does it show signs of fetal distress that should have prompted earlier intervention by the doctors or nurses?
- Was the pregnancy otherwise a healthy, normal pregnancy?
- What was the baby’s hospital course immediately following delivery?
CEREBRAL PALSY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM PROCESS
If the evidence supports a claim of medical malpractice, we work with parents and family members to obtain the best possible outcome for the child and family. We look to assure that the child is taken care of in terms of future medical expenses and life care expenses. We work to obtain money damages for loss of future earning capacity due to any impairment to the child’s future ability to hold a job in the workplace. And, most importantly, we also work to recover just monetary compensation for the human side of what is often a tragic situation, compensation for the harms and losses entailed with the loss of enjoyment of life imposed on the child and family due to the healthcare providers’ negligence. We firmly believe that our work not only matters in the client’s case, but also helps prevent future, unnecessary cerebral palsy cases from occurring with the doctors and nurses – we make a difference.
FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATIONS – CONTINGENCY FEES
We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS with no obligation. We work on a CONTINGENCY (commission) basis, where you pay no attorney fees unless we are successful – we are compensated for our work and time based on a percentage of what we recover for the child and family. We advance all expenses for expert witnesses and other litigation costs, such as court filing fees, court reporters for depositions, and the like. We are very knowledgeable, motivated, and we always keep in contact with our clients to keep them informed of the status of their case. We do not delay or procrastinate; we move your case forward to get the best possible result, whether through settlement or jury trial to verdict.