When you learn that your child has a serious handicap, you become frantic with the need to understand what is going on, and if they are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy you soon learn that this is a condition that will impact them for the rest of their life. Suddenly you are faced with never-ending doctors’ visits and a vision of a future that is filled with caregivers and therapists.
Some children with Cerebral Palsy are highly functioning and others never learn to speak – many never walk and spend their lives in a wheelchair. You have no idea whether your child will ever be able to care for themselves and you don’t know how you are ever going to provide as much as they are going to need.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
There are some handicaps that develop early in pregnancy that are a matter of genetics or fate, but others are caused by injuries either immediately before, during or after your child’s birth, and when this is the case the injury was likely preventable. Cerebral palsy can occur as a result of something going wrong during a baby’s development, but it can also be the result of a health provider’s negligence.
Perhaps the physician didn’t pay close enough attention to the fact that your child was suffering from a lack of oxygen while you were in labor; perhaps they used forceps or some other tool that applied too much pressure to the baby’s delicate skull.
If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy is a result of a medical mistake, then you need expert legal representation and the experienced attorneys at Danziger & De Llano have the knowledge, compassion and background that you need in order to make sure you are doing the best for your child.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a term that covers a broad spectrum of symptoms and conditions. It can describe a lack of muscle control, spasticity, jerky movements and developmental delays that can be apparent immediately at birth or may not be diagnosed until your child is two or three years old.
It can be extremely mild or very severe, and it can be caused by exposure to viruses while the mother is pregnant or other issues during pregnancy or by problems during birth, including long labors or injury to the head during the birth process.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy. Although there are a variety of medications available that may minimize some of the symptoms and therapies that can be applied to allow the child to function more normally, a cerebral palsy diagnosis is generally an indication that long-term care will be needed.
As devastating as this news will be for a parent, it is even more upsetting to learn that this condition may have been completely avoidable and that it may have been the fault of the medical practitioner or medical care facility that you trusted with your care during the delivery of your baby.
The cerebral palsy lawyers at Danziger & De Llano have a respected staff of researchers and medical experts who will be able to look into the details of your medical history and the events involved in your labor, to determine whether your child’s condition was the result of medical malpractice or negligence, and if it is then we will vigorously pursue justice on your child’s behalf.
Let Danziger & De Llano Help
When you contact Danziger & De Llano about your child’s condition, you will find yourself in the hands of caring and compassionate attorneys who are driven to get to the bottom of what caused your child’s condition. With the help of the information that you provide and our expert medical consultants we will be able to determine whether there was any kind of negligence or liability involved and, if so, we will do everything in our power to make sure that we make the responsible parties pay.
Many people are hesitant about pursuing a lawsuit against their physician or health care provider, but it is important to remember that the medical bills that you face will be astronomical, and were entirely preventable. It is also critically important that carelessness on the part of the medical profession be punished; these doctors, nurses and other caregivers need to be held responsible for their actions because they have a tremendous impact on the lives of their patients.
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