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The birth of a child is an incredible gift, one filled with unimaginable promise and unbridled optimism. Although it doesn’t put a dent in your love for your child, receiving the news that they have cerebral palsy can be devastating. Whether they’re diagnosed shortly after birth, as a toddler, or as a preschooler, the truth is that your child may struggle with physical and cognitive challenges for the rest of their life.
The brain damage that leads to cerebral palsy can often be traced back to medical negligence. If so, you have options that can help ensure that your child receives the care and support they will need throughout their lives. Gilman & Bedigian can help.
Medical Negligence Contributing to Cerebral Palsy
Pregnancy and childbirth seem miraculous, but they’re also medically complicated processes that can go awry. Any number of medical mistakes during pregnancy or delivery can contribute to cerebral palsy. For example, the baby’s mother might have suffered an infection during pregnancy and not received proper treatment. The baby’s delivery may have been mishandled, leading to a delayed C-section – or no C-section at all. It could be that medical staff didn’t recognize signs that the baby was in distress, was in the wrong position, or was deprived of oxygen. Any number of actions or inactions on the part of medical personnel or the healthcare system can lead to cerebral palsy.
The bottom line is that those who had a hand in the medical negligence that resulted in your child’s cerebral palsy should be held accountable. The obstetrician, labor and delivery nurse, anesthesiologist, or other healthcare professional – along with the hospital – may be liable. If so, bringing a cerebral palsy lawsuit can help you obtain the resources you need to provide the care your child deserves.
Compensation for a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
Gilman & Bedigian’s cerebral palsy attorneys understand the challenges you and your child face, both now and in the future. The costs associated with cerebral palsy over the course of your child’s life can reach millions – or tens of millions – of dollars. Your child deserves exceptional care, and you shouldn’t have to be distracted worrying about bills piling up.
By consulting with your child’s healthcare team and other experts, our attorneys map out and estimate the costs associated with your child’s cerebral palsy. These can include a variety of medical expenses, including healthcare, different therapies, assistive devices, educational costs, and structural changes to your home. If your child is severely injured, we work to determine an amount associated with their potential lifetime earnings. We also seek compensation for your child’s diminished quality of life, as well as for their pain and suffering.
The Clock is Ticking
It’s understandable that your focus is on your child. That’s as it should be. Nevertheless, you should know that there is a narrow window of opportunity to file a medical negligence lawsuit. While the statute of limitations varies from state to state, it’s critical to contact a cerebral palsy attorney in order to understand the options open to you and to understand your child’s potential financial recovery.
Gilman & Bedigian’s attorneys are available for a free, no-obligation consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Remember, we don’t get paid unless you prevail, and we pledge to be at your side every step of the way. Time is not on your side, so call us today at (800) 529 6162.