Cerebral palsy lawyers work with families to examine the circumstances and procedures of a birth to establish the possibility and responsibility for preventable birth injuries. Getting answers from medical practitioners or institutions can prove difficult without the help of a cerebral palsy attorney like Sokolove Law.
Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Help Prevent the Preventable
A birth injury is any type of injury sustained by an infant as a result of medical error or negligence during pregnancy or childbirth and can often result in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, or other brain and spinal injuries. Caring for a disabled child can present serious financial and emotional challenges for a family.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that the lifetime cost for the care of a person with a birth injury like cerebral palsy is nearly $1 Million.
Birth injuries can result in cerebral palsy. If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy may be the result of medical malpractice, birth injury lawyers are here to help you.
Questions to Ask a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Don't just select the first lawyer you see on the internet. Ask them questions that require them to prove their commitment to supporting children with CP.
Some helpful questions you can ask a prospective cerebral palsy lawyer are:
- How many cerebral palsy cases have you handled?
- Do you handle cerebral palsy cases nationally?
- Is there a nurse on your staff who understands the challenges of CP?
- How long have you been in business handling cerebral palsy legal cases?
Finding a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer New You
Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure. The costs of caring for a child injured during birth are extraordinary, nearly $992,000 over a child's life.
You want to find a cerebral palsy lawyer with the resources to take on the powerful insurance companies who will do everything in their power to keep from paying legitimate victims what they deserve.
Finding a lawyer with a national reach is important and there may be a local office of a national firm near you, such as Sokolove Law. Sokolove Law also has nurses on staff who are available to listen to your story and discuss the events following your child’s birth.
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Filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that is often caused by medical malpractice, and filing a lawsuit can be complicated. That's why filing a legal claim with an experienced cerebral palsy attorney makes such a significant difference.
Experienced cerebral palsy lawyers can determine if there is a case for a cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuit, which may lead to a financial settlement. This type of birth injury attorney seeks to hold negligent medical professionals responsible for preventable birth injuries through medical malpractice claims.
A cerebral palsy lawsuit may provide meaningful financial assistance to families devastated by birth injuries. A lawsuit financial settlement can change a family's life and give them peace of mind.
Cerebral palsy lawsuits also may also help prevent similar situations from happening to other children.
Cerebral Palsy Legal Process
The process leading to a cerebral palsy lawsuit usually includes both a medical team and a legal team.
The medical team will learn about your situation, retrieve medical records, and answer your questions, while the legal team will learn about the situation that resulted in cerebral palsy.
Together, they will then help you determine your legal options and file your cerebral palsy claim.
Things Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Help Pay For
These are just a few examples of common costs associated with caring for a child with a birth injury:
Non-Medical Cerebral Palsy Costs:
- Home modifications
- Car modifications
- Special education
Medical Expenses Related to Cerebral Palsy:
- Doctors visits
- Prescription drugs
- Inpatient hospital stays
- Outpatient hospital visits
- Emergency room visits
- Residential care
- Equipment such as leg braces, a walker, or a wheelchair
Additionally, you may forfeit some or all of your income if you are unable to work in order to care for your child.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, contact us today for a free consultation for your medical malpractice case.
Contact Sokolove Law
Do you have additional questions? Contact our Cerebral Palsy Support Team.
How Sokolove Law Can Help with Cerebral Palsy
Medical malpractice lawyers at Sokolove Law have decades of experience representing families in birth injury lawsuits. We have worked with many parents to find answers and take the next steps in getting the financial compensation that families need to plan for their child’s future.
Our industry-leading nursing and legal teams are advocates that strive to make a difference in the lives of others and improve the quality of life for children affected by birth injuries.
Our Nurse Case Managers Support You
- Focus on understanding what happened to your child during birth
- Speak with you about legal resources available to you as you consider next steps
- Answer your questions and provide emotional support
Our Legal Team Fights For You
- Helps you understand if your child’s injury was a result of substandard care
- Determines whether taking legal action is the right choice for your family
- Handles birth injury cases on a contingency basis with no upfront fees
- Navigates the legal process within the statute of limitations
- Holds the medical experts responsible for your child's birth injury accountable for their medical negligence
Contact Sokolove Law
Call Sokolove Law today at (800) 995-1212 or start a free legal case evaluation now.