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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder that affects movement, muscle tone and motor skills. It is a health problem that can be caused by a birth injury and sometimes medical malpractice during childbirth or labor. According to the United Stated Cerebral Palsy Associations, about 500,000 children in the U.S. have cerebral palsy. For every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy occurs in two to four babies. Cerebral palsy can have a lifelong impact on the life of the affected child as well as his/her family. It can result in high expenditures including medical procedures, special education, orthopedic braces and other necessary expenses.

When is cerebral palsy caused by a medical error?

Cerebral palsy is said to be caused by a medical error when:

  • A medical professional failed to identify and/or appropriately treat infections in a pregnant woman.
  • A medical professional failed to properly monitor a fetus’ heart rate before, during and after labor.
  • A medical professional failed to order specific tests during pregnancy, and/or incorrectly interpreted the tests.
  • There was a delay or failure to plan, schedule, or perform a medically necessary caesarean section.
  • There was medical error or negligence in using instruments like forceps or a vacuum in performing the delivery of a baby.

Types of claims

Cerebral palsy lawsuits may be complex. It is important to hire experienced medical malpractice lawyers to successfully represent your child’s cerebral palsy case. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we are experienced in all types of medical malpractice cases. We can help you claim the cost of:

  • Past medical expenditures, including travel costs to and from hospital visits.
  • Future medical expenditures for the rest of your child’s life.
  • Specialized learning aids.
  • Modification of your house to accommodate your child’s physical disability.
  • Lost wages of a family member who is unable to work due to your child’s needs.
  • Specialized mobility equipment.

We can also help you claim compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life on behalf of your child.

Why should you hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

It is important to seek the guidance of a medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced in medical error to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our goal is to offer comfort in times of need, unyielding dedication to our clients and their families and to give a sense of trust and confidence that everything possible is being done on your behalf. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure that you have a successful case. A successful cerebral palsy claim can make a huge difference in the life of your child and to your family. Financial compensation can ensure that your child receives the necessary care and equipment he/she needs.

Contact us today

If your new-born child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of a doctor or hospital’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact medical malpractice lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. to help you make your claim.