Boston Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Sokolove Law is a Boston-based law firm with decades of experience handling cerebral palsy malpractice cases. We have a team of registered nurses on staff who can help you understand what may have happened.

If your child has cerebral palsy as a result of a preventable birth injury, we may be able to secure compensation that can help pay for their treatment and care.

Why You Should Choose Sokolove Law for Your Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, we know the suffering that parents experience when a child develops cerebral palsy due to medical negligence and malpractice. We have a long track record of holding those responsible for that suffering accountable.

Over the last 40+ years, we've secured more than $787 Million on behalf of families affected by birth injuries across the United States. Our cerebral palsy lawyers have the resources and skills needed to help you seek justice and compensation for the injuries your child suffered.

And it won’t cost you anything upfront or out of pocket — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Find out if you have a case for free by calling (800) 995-1212 or submitting a contact form as soon as possible.

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

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Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Boston, MA

It’s estimated that about 10,000 babies born each year will develop cerebral palsy in the United States. There are many different causes of cerebral palsy, and medical errors sadly play a role in many of them.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is often caused by injuries or damage to the developing brain that occurs before, during, or after birth. Symptoms will vary in severity depending on where the injury occurred since each part of the brain controls different motor skills.

Cerebral palsy causes include:

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain
  • Head trauma or brain damage
  • Injuries from vacuum extractors or forceps
  • Medical errors before, during, or after the child’s birth
  • Untreated jaundice

Tragically, many of the birth injuries that can cause cerebral palsy could have been prevented had the medical professional handled the situation differently.

Even if you’re not sure what caused your child to develop cerebral palsy, contact Sokolove Law today by calling (800) 995-1212 or filling out our contact form.

Sokolove Law has registered nurses on staff who can listen to your story and help you understand what may have happened.

“What I’ve learned from working in the hospital is what is supposed to happen or what we would expect to happen during… a normal delivery. And it helps me be able to spot the red flags or situations that could potentially cause an injury to a child or a mother.”
– Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

If a medical mistake led to your child’s injury, you may be entitled to compensation that can help cover your child’s care and more.

Examples of Medical Malpractice & Cerebral Palsy

There are many instances where a medical error leads to cerebral palsy. That error could have occurred either before your child was born, during delivery, or after.

Some of the errors medical professionals can make that lead to cerebral palsy include:

  • Failing to recognize signs of fetal distress, like an abnormal heart pattern, which can often result in a lack of oxygen going to the brain
  • Improperly using delivery instruments like forceps and vacuum extractors, which can cause brain bleeding or skull fractures
  • Not noticing or treating jaundice before bilirubin builds up in the blood, which causes a type of preventable brain damage known as kernicterus
  • Not setting up the delivery room and proper equipment in time for delivery, when every second counts

Because cerebral palsy can often be linked to medical malpractice or negligence by health care professionals, families affected by cerebral palsy may be able to take legal action over the birth injuries that caused their child’s condition.

Filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit in Boston

Raising a child with cerebral palsy is an incredibly challenging task. Not only is it extremely challenging from a parenting perspective, but it is also very, very expensive.

Caring for a child with CP can cost close to $1 Million over the child’s lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

$1 Million

Average lifetime cost of care for someone affected by cerebral palsy

That is why it is so vital that you take legal action if you have reason to believe medical negligence directly contributed to your child’s condition. It could be your best chance at obtaining the compensation you need for your child’s medical treatment and care.

By filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit, you may be able to:

  • Get compensation that could be life-changing for your child
  • Seek justice for your child and your family
  • Hold the responsible medical professionals accountable for the errors they made
  • Potentially prevent another family from going through the same experience

If you have a case, our Boston cerebral palsy lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you, from finding the evidence to filing the claim — and it won’t cost your family anything out of pocket. We only get paid if you do.

Call (800) 995-1212 or get a free case review today to learn more about how we can help.

Pursue Cerebral Palsy Settlements for Your Child

Most cerebral palsy lawsuits result in a settlement, which is when the defendant (the doctor, hospital, or insurance company) offers you an amount of compensation to resolve the case.

A cerebral palsy lawsuit settlement can help you get the money you need faster — and potentially without having to see the inside of a courtroom.

Sokolove Law has secured more than $787 Million in settlements and verdicts for families affected by birth injuries.

Cerebral palsy settlements can help families cover many expenses, including:

  • Assistive devices
  • Medical bills
  • Modifications to their homes and vehicles
  • Specialized care
  • And much more

In many instances, parents have also recovered money for lost wages from having to miss work to care for their children.

Past Cerebral Palsy Settlement and Verdict Results

Over the last 40 years, Sokolove Law has secured over $787 Million for families affected by birth injuries across the country.

These figures are just a sample of what we've been able to do for our clients with cerebral palsy:

  • $9 Million awarded to the family of a 5-year-old with cerebral palsy
  • Over $10 Million awarded to the family of a child affected by cerebral palsy
  • Over $4 Million awarded to a 7-year-old child with cerebral palsy
  • $5.8 Million secured for a 1-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and microcephaly
  • $8.9 Million secured for the family of a child with cerebral palsy
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Get Help From Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Boston, MA

There is a good chance that what happened to your baby could have been prevented if medical personnel had not made critical mistakes. Our cerebral palsy attorneys in Boston, MA are ready to help you hold them accountable and fight to get you the money your family deserves.

As a national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has a track record of success that goes back more than 40 years — and we’re prepared to put our skills and knowledge to work for you.

We are compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong. Let us fight for your family.

Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form to get started today. There’s no cost to speak with our team.

Sokolove Law Has Served Boston & New England as a Cerebral Palsy Law Firm

In 1979, Jim Sokolove founded Sokolove Law in Boston. One of his goals was to help families of children with cerebral palsy get the justice and compensation they deserve. Sokolove Law has become a nationwide firm because of Jim's determination and vision.

We help people from all walks of life — including those of different races, genders, and economic statuses — pursue cerebral palsy claims. We provide free legal assistance to our clients and have a team of dedicated professionals working on your case including a cerebral palsy attorney, paralegal, and nurse case manager. You and your family matter to us.

Our Boston Office Location

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Boston, MA 02108
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Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Service Areas

Wherever you are, we're ready to work with you and serve you and your family.

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chicopee
  • Fall River
  • Framingham
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lowell
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • New Bedford
  • Newton
  • Peabody
  • Plymouth
  • Quincy
  • Revere
  • Somerville
  • Springfield
  • Taunton
  • Waltham
  • Weymouth
  • Worcester
  • And more

List of Boston Hospitals and their Safety Grades

Boston Hospital Safety Ratings

There are 10 major hospitals located in or very near Boston. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Many of these hospitals are also places where many children are born and you should investigate whether they are safe for the birth of your child.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

List of Boston Hospitals and Their Grades

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02111-1552
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • Boston Medical Center
    1 Boston Medical Center Place
    Boston, MA 02118-2908
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • CHA Cambridge Hospital
    1493 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139-1099
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215-5491
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham And Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115-6110
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • CHA Everett Hospital
    103 Garland Street
    Everett, MA 02149
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Hospital Safety Grade: A
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
    736 Cambridge Street
    Brighton, MA 02135-2997
    Hospital Safety Grade: B
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
    1153 Centre Street
    Boston, MA 02130-3400
    Hospital Safety Grade: A

Boston Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Allston-Brighton
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill/West End
  • Charlestown
  • Chinatown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Fenway-Kenmore
  • Hyde Park
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • Mission Hill
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End/Bay Village
  • West Roxbury

Boston Zip Codes We Serve

  • 02108
  • 02109
  • 02110
  • 02111
  • 02112
  • 02113
  • 02114
  • 02115
  • 02116
  • 02117
  • 02118
  • 02119
  • 02120
  • 02121
  • 02122
  • 02123
  • 02124
  • 02125
  • 02126
  • 02127
  • 02128
  • 02129
  • 02130
  • 02131
  • 02132
  • 02133
  • 02134
  • 02135
  • 02136
  • 02137
  • 02163
  • 02196
  • 02199
  • 02201
  • 02203
  • 02204
  • 02205
  • 02206
  • 02210
  • 02211
  • 02212
  • 02215
  • 02217
  • 02222
  • 02241
  • 02283
  • 02284
  • 02293
  • 02297
  • 02298

Cities Surrounding Boston

  • Arlington, MA
  • Belmont, MA
  • Brookline, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chelsea, MA
  • Everett, MA
  • Malden, MA
  • Medford, MA
  • Melrose, MA
  • Milton, MA
  • Revere, MA
  • Somerville, MA
  • Watertown, MA
  • Winchester, MA
  • Winthrop, MA

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Last modified: July 5, 2022

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