Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

Filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit is a way to take legal action over the birth injuries that may have caused your child’s condition and pursue financial compensation to help pay for your child’s treatment. Our experienced legal team can help you determine the best course of action to help you begin the legal process.

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Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence Cases

Many cerebral palsy cases can be linked to medical errors or mistakes made by a doctor or health care professional before, during, or immediately after the child’s birth. In these cases, if the medical error didn’t happen, the child may not have suffered the birth injury that caused them to develop cerebral palsy.

We have registered nurses with decades of labor and delivery experience on staff who can listen to your story and help you understand what may have happened.

If medical malpractice or negligence is responsible for your child’s condition, you may be entitled to compensation from a cerebral palsy lawsuit.

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Why File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

Families of children who suffer from cerebral palsy are looking for answers. They want to know what went wrong and if their child’s injury could have been prevented.

Our experienced and knowledgeable cerebral palsy attorneys may be able to help provide families with answers and next steps that can potentially help with some of the expenses associated with caring for a child with cerebral palsy.

Filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit may be able to help families:

  • Get justice for what happened to their child
  • Hold the doctor or other medical professionals responsible for improper care
  • Prevent others from experiencing what they went through
  • Pursue cerebral palsy compensation to pay their child’s medical bills and more

Pay for Your Child’s Treatment With Cerebral Palsy Compensation

The lifetime cost of caring for a child with cerebral palsy is nearly $1 Million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

These costs can be crippling for families who couldn’t predict their health care professional or medical provider would make a life-altering mistake during the birth of their child — but taking legal action has helped many families get the financial help they need.

Cerebral palsy lawsuit cases can help families receive financial compensation that can help cover the many non-medical and medical expenses associated with caring for a child with a birth injury, including:

  • Assistive equipment like leg braces, walkers, or wheelchairs
  • Car and home modifications
  • Cerebral palsy treatment 
  • Doctor, emergency room, and inpatient/outpatient hospital visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Residential care
  • Special education

Who Is Eligible to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

The first step in the cerebral palsy lawsuit process is to get a free consultation to see if you have a case. One of our registered nurses can listen to your story to get a better idea of the medical care and treatment you and your child received.

Our team will then ask a series of questions to help us determine if you may be eligible to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit.

Some of these questions may include:

  • When did the mother begin prenatal care?
  • Did the mother deliver at term?
  • Was the baby breathing on their own upon delivery?
  • Was the baby’s birth injury diagnosed? If so, when?
  • What diagnostic tests were performed and what were the results?
  • What other surgeries and therapies has the child had so far?

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If you believe your child’s birth injury was the result of a medical mistake, an experienced cerebral palsy lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

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How to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, your cerebral palsy lawyers can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on what matters most — your family.

Filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit usually includes both a medical team and a legal team. The medical team will learn about your experience, retrieve your medical records, and answer your questions, while your legal team handles the legal process on your behalf.

While every claim is different, cerebral palsy lawsuit cases generally involve your legal team:

  • Determining your eligibility to take legal action
  • Gathering evidence to build your case
  • Filing your cerebral palsy lawsuit
  • Pursuing compensation through a cerebral palsy settlement or verdict

See if you may be able to take legal action for a birth-related injury like cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Settlements and Jury Verdicts

Cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuits can result in compensation in two ways:

  • Cerebral palsy settlements: You can reach a cerebral palsy settlement if the defendant makes you a financial offer before the case goes to court, which can help you receive compensation sooner.
  • Cerebral palsy verdicts: If your case doesn’t end in a settlement, the lawyers may try your case in court before a judge and jury, who ultimately decide the outcome of the case in a verdict.

Past Cerebral Palsy Results

Over the last 40 years, Sokolove Law has recovered over $710 Million on behalf of families affected by cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, including the following cerebral palsy lawsuit results:

  • $9 Million for the family of a 5-year-old with cerebral palsy
  • Over $4 Million for a 7-year-old child with cerebral palsy
  • $5.8 Million for a 1-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and microcephaly
  • Over $10 Million for the family of a child affected by cerebral palsy
  • $8.9 Million in a cerebral palsy case for the family of the affected child

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Statute of Limitations

State laws called statutes of limitations restrict how long you have to take legal action in cerebral palsy medical negligence cases. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to file a cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuit again.

For this reason, it’s very important to contact Sokolove Law to see if you may have a legal case as soon as possible, even if your child hasn’t received an official diagnosis yet.

We have registered nurses with decades of labor and delivery experience who can listen to your story and help you understand what may have happened.

Get Help Pursuing Cerebral Palsy Compensation

What happened to your child may have been preventable. If a doctor or health care professional’s medical mistake before, during, or after the birth of your child contributed to your child’s cerebral palsy, you can hold them accountable for their negligence through a cerebral palsy lawsuit — and pursue compensation to help pay for your child’s medical care in the process.

As an established national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping families across the country secure compensation for their child’s birth injuries. In fact, we’ve recovered over $710 Million on behalf of families affected by birth injuries like cerebral palsy.

Get a free case review today to see if you may be able to pursue compensation through a cerebral palsy lawsuit.

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit FAQS

Can you sue if your child has cerebral palsy? 

Yes, if medical malpractice contributed to your child developing cerebral palsy, you may be able to hold the negligent medical professional(s) accountable and pursue compensation through a cerebral palsy lawsuit. Get a free case review today to see if you may be eligible to take legal action.

Is cerebral palsy caused by negligence? 

In some cases, medical negligence or malpractice can cause cerebral palsy. Doctors, health care professionals, and medical providers are supposed to provide patients with a high standard of care.

If this standard isn’t met and a birth injury occurs, you may be able to hold the medical professional accountable for their improper care in a cerebral palsy lawsuit.

Who can file cerebral palsy negligence claims?

It can be difficult to predict your eligibility to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit without knowing the details of your case. The easiest way to learn if you can take legal action over a birth injury is to get a free case review from Sokolove Law.

In general, cerebral palsy medical malpractice claims can be filed if your doctor or health care professional failed to provide the standard of care expected of them and their negligence may have contributed to the birth-related injuries your child suffered.

How long do you have to sue for cerebral palsy? 

You only have a limited amount of time to file a cerebral palsy claim due to the cerebral palsy statute of limitations. This time frame varies from state to state, which makes it important to consult a legal professional to make sure you don’t run out of time.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit again. Learn more about your potential legal options today.

How much do lawyers for cerebral palsy cases cost?

Most birth injury lawyers who handle cerebral palsy medical malpractice cases work on what’s known as a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront fees. The lawyers working with Sokolove Law will only get paid if you do.

What is the average settlement for cerebral palsy? 

Predicting how much cerebral palsy lawsuit settlements may be worth can be difficult to do, given how many different variables can influence the amount.

A few of the different factors that can influence how much cerebral palsy settlements may be worth include the severity of the birth injury, the current and future costs of care and medical expenses, and more.

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Last modified: October 19, 2021

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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Data and Statistics for Cerebral Palsy." Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/cp/data.html.