Cerebral palsy (CP) is a medical term used for a group of neurological disorders that affect a child’s movement and posture or/ and other nerve functions. It is caused by injuries to the brain during fetal development, labor or birth. This may happen due to birth injuries or medical malpractice during labor or childbirth. When cerebral palsy is caused by medical negligence, the parties responsible, including the medical facility, the medical staff, the attending physician or a nurse may be liable for damages. A cerebral palsy medical malpractice claim can be filed by plaintiffs who seek compensation for the baby’s injuries, such as parents of the injured infant or child, or a legal guardian.
In order to have a valid cerebral palsy medical malpractice claim, you must prove the following:
A doctor/patient relationship must be established. This occurs when a doctor agrees to care for you during pregnancy, before delivery, and after delivery. If the doctor simply gave advice, a doctor/patient relationship doesn’t exist. Hence, you cannot sue the party.
You must provide clear proof to show that the doctor’s negligence or errors caused your baby to develop cerebral palsy. This may include:
Once the doctor’s negligence has been established, there must be proof to show that it was the direct cause of your infant’s cerebral palsy. A medical expert testimony can prove these facts.
Damages for cerebral palsy medical malpractice claim can cater for your child’s needed, long-term medical treatment and additional expenses, including:
If a medical malpractice error caused your child’s cerebral palsy, medical malpractice attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim. We will fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us at 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve in the Bronx, NY.