Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyers
The birth of a child is one of life’s greatest joys—but if your child suffers a birth injury due to a negligence during delivery, this joyous occasion can result in the need for lifelong care. Cerebral palsy—a birth defect that occurs as a result of brain damage before, during, or after birth—can result in physical and developmental disabilities such as cognitive impairment, muscular dysfunction, weakness, and damage to the nervous system.
If your child suffered as a result of a healthcare professional’s mistake, you may be eligible for compensation. Birth injuries involve a lifetime of expensive medical bills that can lead to emotional and financial stress. With more than 30 years of experience, the lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough will do everything we can to help. Call us at (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free initial consultation form online.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the result of damage to an infant’s developing brain before, during, or after delivery. Oftentimes, this condition is caused by a lack of oxygen to the child’s brain due to a variety of circumstances, such as:
- Brain bleeding or infections
- Suffocation during birth
- Head trauma
- In-utero exposure to mothers’ infections
- Severe jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Extremely low birth weight
In some cases, these conditions are preventable. Our birth injury lawyers are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for their mistakes during this critical time in your child’s life.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
The effects of cerebral palsy can include:
- Abnormal and/or involuntary motor movements
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty moving
- Tightness and/or spasms in the muscles and joints
- Difficulty swallowing
- Lack of balance and coordination
- Difficulty hearing, seeing, or speaking
We know that managing symptoms of cerebral palsy can involve extensive care, overwhelming medical bills, and financial stress for your family. Our lawyers have helped thousands across the country get the money they need to help cover the costs of their injuries—and we want to help you, too.
Diagnosing Cerebral Palsy
Although a child is typically diagnosed with cerebral palsy within the first few years of life, some symptoms may not surface until later on, as the development of speech, motor, and cognitive skills progress. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it may be due to medical negligence. Contact our lawyers today for a free case review.
Get Help Today
After a cerebral palsy diagnosis, your child’s future suddenly looks different. You want to find the best resources, care, and treatment possible. When the condition is the result of someone else’s negligence, the emotional stress and financial burden that follow can feel especially overwhelming. We want to help.
The experienced cerebral palsy lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have helped thousands across the country get compensation for their injuries, and we may be able to help you do the same. You shouldn’t have to face this on your own. Don’t wait—call 24/7 at (800) 210-8503 for a free initial consultation.