Cerebral Palsy Attorney in Miami
Fort Lauderdale Birth Injury Lawyers
At Stabinski Law, we understand that knowing that your child has been born with cerebral palsy due to the negligence of the delivery staff can be heartbreaking and devastating. By providing trustworthy and reliable legal counsel, we hope to not only allow you to hold the responsible doctors and nurses accountable but also find some peace of mind in knowing that your child can receive proper medical care through litigation. Please do not hesitate to contact our Miami birth injury lawyers and learn all of your legal options during a free initial consultation.
Health Effects of Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries
When brain damage occurs as a child develops in utero, or during or shortly after childbirth, it may result in cerebral palsy, or an abnormal brain development. There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy and the impacts of it upon your child, no matter how slight or severe, are likely to be permanent. In some cases, the effects of cerebral palsy will not be immediately evident. If you have any reason to believe that medical malpractice could have harmed your child during birth, you should speak to your pediatrician and consider scheduling an appointment or checkup.
Symptoms and conditions of cerebral palsy include:
- Poor muscle control and coordination
- Shaky movements
- Paralysis (often one side of the body only)
- Speech disorders
- Difficulty feeding
- Slow intellectual development
The causes of cerebral palsy may be hard to determine and are still under research. Evidence suggests that it may be primarily caused by a lack of blood or oxygen to a child during any stage of development or birth, something medical staff should have been able to foresee and correct.
Proving Liability in Your Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Claim
It is unlikely that any medical professional, organization, or hospital will admit responsibility for your child’s cerebral palsy. To strengthen your claim and increase your chances of winning maximum compensation, you will need to take steps to prove that actual medical negligence took place and caused the brain and birth injury.
Mistakes that may have led to your child’s cerebral palsy include failure to:
- Diagnose a treatable condition during pregnancy.
- Identify common “high-risk pregnancy” warning signs.
- Monitor oxygen levels during birth.
- Perform C-section correctly or in time.
- Treat infections after birth.
- Use medical equipment safely during delivery.
Your Child’s Needs May Be Expensive
If your child’s injuries do amount to cerebral palsy, you need to be aware that the complications can last a lifetime, and initial medical treatments will not be enough. As the years go on, treatment options and necessities can change or intensify. Our staff of Miami birth injury attorneys are well-versed in reviewing injury claims and can work with medical professionals to predict the cost of a lifetime of care for your child. Once this is determined, we can move ahead in your case.
Consider the following expenses that should be covered in your medical malpractice case:
- Homecare (live-in nurse or sitter)
- Initial medical expenses
- Medical equipment for day-to-day life
- Occupational or speech therapy sessions
- Psychological care or evaluations
- Special education courses
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When you learn that your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, each moment can be stressful as you wonder about the stability of their future and health. At Stabinski Law, our Miami injury attorneys offer round-the-clock case evaluations so that you can call and talk to us whenever you need support the most. We have been there for our clients as if they were close friends since we were established in 1970, and we are not going to change our methods now.
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