A child with cerebral palsy has special needs and the severity of their condition will determine how much care a child requires. More often than not children need wheelchairs, they go through many surgeries and they go through different kinds of therapy such as physical, occupational and speech therapy. Meeting the needs of a child that has cerebral palsy can be financially overbearing and parents need to be aware that they can get support from local, national, or non-profit organizations in their area. However parents may, also, be entitled to other compensation through a lawsuit if there was medical malpractice involved.
Was Your Child Harmed by Medical Malpractice?
Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain damage before or during child birth. Many factors contribute to the development of cerebral palsy. Possibilities that can contribute to this are infections to newborns, low birth weight, jaundice, seizures, just to name a few. On the other hand there are a small percentage of children with cerebral palsy that is caused by medical malpractice that could have been prevented such as complications during delivery or lack of oxygen.
Medical professionals are to respond to any complications promptly and they should take the proper precautions to reduce risks to the child and mother. This is not always possible and medical professionals can and do fail in this commitment and the results can be devastating. They need to be held responsible for the damages that are suffered.
A Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Can Help
The treatment of a child with cerebral palsy can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout their life. If medical malpractice is responsible for the state of your child, a cerebral palsy lawyer can help you to obtain the necessary money to provide the care of your child.
It is important to note that the cases of medical malpractice are prone to a statute of the limitations. This means that a non-negotiable deadline will apply to the classification of your lawsuit, if you are eligible. To ensure your rights are fully protected, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you suspect that your child has cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice.