A Passionate Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Many children with cerebral palsy (CP) struggle with basic motor functions including muscle control and body movement. These limitations can lead to significant expenses related to treatment and day-to-day care. CP may occur despite the best efforts of medical staff. However, in some cases, there are preventative and reactive measures physicians could have taken to avoid complications or minimize the severity of the brain injury. If you believe that your child's injury could have been prevented by the doctor or medical staff, you may have a medical malpractice case. A cerebral palsy lawyer can advocate on your behalf for compensation for medical treatments, in-home care, lost wages, and mental anguish. Schedule a free case review with the attorneys at Rubin & Machado in Chicago, IL, by calling (312) 327-1840 or sending an online inquiry.
Types of Negligence
CP develops due to a brain injury occurring before birth, during delivery, or immediately following birth. Typically, doctors can foresee complications, but if they fail to plan or act accordingly, they may be held liable for injuries. Negligence can include failure to:
- Detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Plan a cesarean section as needed
- Monitor fetal heart rate regularly
- Diagnose and treat infections during pregnancy
It is important to seek counsel from a cerebral palsy lawyer if you have reason to believe your child's birth injury could have been prevented through proper medical intervention.
What Can a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Do for You?
These lawsuits can be difficult to navigate due to the complex nature of the circumstances surrounding the injury and the laws that may apply to your case. In the state of Illinois, there are certain limitations. For those injured before the age of 18, a lawsuit must be filed within eight years, or before the injured party reaches 22 years of age.
A cerebral palsy lawyer can advocate on your behalf for compensation for medical treatments, in-home care, lost wages, and mental anguish. Our legal team has helped victims of medical malpractice collect millions in restitution.
A cerebral palsy attorney can significantly improve your odds of securing the compensation you deserve. Your attorney can investigate your claim by gathering all pertinent evidence and, if necessary, consulting medical experts. Many birth injury lawsuits are settled out of court, but many others go to trial. In either case, an attorney is crucial. This is largely due to the fact that the hospital or doctor will have an attorney who will aggressively attempt to disprove any fault on the part of their client. Having a personal injury attorney on your side can help to ensure that justice is served.
Schedule a Consultation
Our legal team has helped victims of medical malpractice collect millions in restitution. If you believe you have a valid claim against the doctor or medical staff that delivered your baby, contact us online or by phone at (312) 327-1840 to schedule a free case review.