Children with cerebral palsy will most likely experience a lifetime of treatments for physical debilitation, behavioral problems and mental deficiencies and they will have to deal with a condition that will only worsen. The costs for the medical care for families with children with this disorder is extremely high and insurance doesn’t always cover it. There are many organizations that help families with resources needed to care for their child. However some families are entitled to more compensation by a medical malpractice lawsuit.
It is known that there is a connection between cerebral palsy in children and medical malpractice. In these types of cases, families can depend on a medical lawyer for help obtaining money that is due to them because of malpractice. There are financial losses and emotional losses that result.
A lawyer can assist in recovering damages include the following:
* The lifetime medical expenses
* Costs of therapy
* Emotional pain
Though you can’t always know if medical malpractice contributed to the condition of the child, there are cases that may point to it. There are cases in which the causes are unknown. Parents need to be aware of any incidents that may have occurred during and after birth, including infections to the baby, seizures, unexpected C-section just to name a few.
If you or your baby had experienced any if the mentioned above, you need to have your case evaluated by a flags were present during the delivery of your child, you should have your case looked at by a lawyer. Medical lawyers know your rights.
Damage to the Brain
When there is damage to an infant’s brain, a fetus’ brain or even a young child’s brain; cerebral palsy can result. Many times the reasons are unknown to why children develop this disorder but lack of oxygen to the brain is sometimes the cause..
It is the doctors’ and the medical personnel’s responsibility to make sure that the mother and her baby receive the proper care during childbirth. If an infection goes without treatment, C-sections are not taken care of in a timely manner, or any failure of recognizing issues can hurt the child, and possibly cause cerebral palsy.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer if you think your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice. A lawyer knows your rights involving medical malpractice. These cases have a statute of limitations so act as soon as possible.