Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Cerebral palsy is a serious lifelong condition caused by brain damage in a developing brain. Unfortunately, many children born with cerebral palsy are victims of medical negligence. If your child’s cerebral palsy is due to a medical error, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
What can I expect when I hire a cerebral palsy lawyer?
A cerebral palsy lawyer will fight for parents of children born with cerebral palsy and guide them through the legal process to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence.
A cerebral palsy lawyer can determine if the injury was due to negligence and could have been prevented.
When you contact the Birth Injury Center, we will connect you with an attorney for a free, no-obligation consultation. The attorney will ask you a series of questions to determine whether you have a case. When you hire us to represent you, we will perform a thorough investigation.
What happens in a cerebral palsy lawsuit?
Once your attorney files a lawsuit, the defendant will have a period to respond. The defendant will likely respond within the time limit, and the discovery period will begin.
During discovery, the opposing party will request evidence, such as your medical records, to prepare a defense. You may be required to undergo a deposition during this time.
After discovery is complete, the parties will meet to discuss a potential settlement. The case will proceed to trial if an agreement cannot be made.
How much compensation can I recover in a cerebral palsy birth injury case?
Compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit varies depending on your jurisdiction and the severity of your child’s cerebral palsy. Your legal team will work diligently to recover the maximum amount for which you qualify.
A child with cerebral palsy typically faces lifelong treatment, surgeries, and unforeseen complications. A parent may have to forgo employment to provide full-time care for the child.
- Economic damages may include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Special education costs
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Counseling costs
Non-economic damages are awarded for social, emotional, and mental losses, such as:
- Physical and emotional pain
- Loss of independence
- Loss of normal life
Some jurisdictions place limits on non-economic damages. Ask your attorney if you have questions about the damages you are entitled to.
The court awards punitive damages in cases where medical errors result from severe negligence or intentional misconduct or when the medical errors are fraudulently concealed.
The purpose of punitive damages is to punish misconduct and deter others from similar behavior. Punitive damages are rarely awarded in medical malpractice cases and are limited in some jurisdictions.
When should I hire a cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer?
The statute of limitations varies significantly by state; however, it is ill-advised to wait before contacting a lawyer. Medical malpractice cases are complex and require significant time to investigate and prepare.
Promptly contacting a medical malpractice lawyer ensures that your attorney has time to secure the best possible outcome.
Can I afford a lawyer for my cerebral palsy case?
We believe that money should not stand in the way of justice. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis and charge nothing upfront. You can expect to be armed with our exceptional legal expertise without paying anything out of pocket.
We are paid when you are awarded compensation — whether by verdict or settlement. If your case does not settle in your favor, we offer you our legal expertise free of charge.
How do I choose a cerebral palsy lawyer?
Birth injury is a specialized area of medical malpractice law. You need an attorney with experience handling this type of case. Our attorneys handle birth injury cases only, and we have years of experience achieving successful verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Why is the Birth Injury Center the right choice?
Our experienced cerebral palsy lawyers understand what it takes to win a medical malpractice negligence case.
During our years in practice, we have built a network of leading child development specialists, expert witnesses, and life care planners who give us leverage in settlement negotiations and are ready to testify on your behalf should that become necessary.
You can trust us to work tirelessly to get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the Birth Injury Center team today to connect with a top cerebral palsy lawyer.