Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Rhode Island
Many cerebral palsy cases are caused by medical malpractice or negligence, which occurs when a health care professional does not meet the standard of care expected from them.
These errors can take place before, during, or shortly after a child’s birth and cause serious injuries.
Medical errors that may result in cerebral palsy include:
- Failing to order a C-section for a difficult delivery, which may cause the child to become stuck in the birth canal for an extended period of time
- Neglecting to set up a delivery room in a timely manner, which can delay necessary care
- Not recognizing or treating jaundice, which can allow bilirubin to build up in the baby’s blood and cause brain damage
- Using forceps or vacuum extractors improperly, which can result in various injuries to the child
These errors may lead to brain injuries, lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain, and kernicterus, all of which are common causes of cerebral palsy.
“My daughter arrived unresponsive, with severe bruising and swelling on the back of her head. Thankfully, Sokolove Law fought for justice and the best care for my child. The compensation they secured for my daughter has been life-changing.”
– New York City Mother & Firm Client
We have registered nurses on staff with decades of labor and delivery experience who can help determine if malpractice played a role in your child’s injury.
If birth injury malpractice was involved, your family may be entitled to compensation on your child’s behalf.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify. It costs nothing to speak with our team and get answers to your questions.
How to File a Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
As a national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has worked with thousands of families across the country to help them pursue justice, compensation, and accountability for their child’s injury.
If you have a case, our Rhode Island cerebral palsy lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your child’s well-being.
1. Contact Sokolove Law
At Sokolove Law, we provide free case reviews to determine if you may be eligible to take legal action and pursue cerebral palsy compensation for your child.
We’ll ask you a few questions about the birth of your child to find out if medical malpractice may have caused them to develop cerebral palsy.
2. We’ll Find the Evidence of Negligence
We have a team of registered nurses on staff who can help you make sense of what may have happened to your child.
Our Rhode Island cerebral palsy lawyers will gather medical documents, witness testimony, and other evidence to show that malpractice or negligence was involved.
3. We’ll File Your Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Claim
Your attorney will file your cerebral palsy lawsuit within the state deadline known as the statute of limitations.
Once these deadlines pass, you won’t be able to file a claim for your child’s injury. Don’t miss out on the money you deserve.
Call our team at (800) 995-1212 as soon as possible in order to ensure that your claim is filed on time.
4. We’ll Negotiate Cerebral Palsy Settlements on Your Behalf
Our team will negotiate a Rhode Island cerebral palsy settlement with the defendants, which may be the hospital, medical professionals responsible for your child’s birth injury, or their insurance company.
The majority of cases end in a settlement, which means you may not have to step foot in court to receive compensation.
If a settlement is unable to be reached, our cerebral palsy lawyers are prepared to present your case in trial and fight for a verdict on your behalf.
Our Past Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Settlements
At Sokolove Law, we’ve secured over $862 Million for families affected by birth injuries like cerebral palsy.
Some of our past Rhode Island cerebral palsy settlements and verdicts include:
- $3.9 Million for an East Providence girl who developed cerebral palsy after being hurt during delivery
- $1.1 Million for a mother in Riverside whose son is blind and has CP due to malpractice
- $1.1 Million for an East Providence family whose son has CP from an injury at birth
Cerebral palsy settlement amounts are based on a variety of factors, including the severity of your child’s injury and the role medical negligence played in their injury.
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– Mother in Massachusetts & Firm Client
Compensation from a Rhode Island CP lawsuit can help ease the financial burden of continued medical costs and other expenses.
While there’s never a guarantee of compensation, we’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.
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Our Rhode Island cerebral palsy attorneys will put their decades of experience to work for you. Let us get you the money you deserve.
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Let Our Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Fight for Your Family
For over 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped victims of preventable injuries pursue justice and compensation — including Rhode Island families impacted by cerebral palsy.
Our team of cerebral palsy lawyers has the skills and experience necessary to hold those responsible for your child’s injury accountable. We’ll strive to get you the most compensation possible from your birth injury lawsuit.
We’ve secured more than $862 Million for families impacted by birth injuries like cerebral palsy.
Let us get you the money you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free legal case review.
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Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Attorney FAQs
Can cerebral palsy be caused by malpractice?
Yes. Doctors and other health care professionals may make a mistake during a child’s delivery that can cause an injury that leads to cerebral palsy.
If you think your child’s condition was caused by malpractice, contact our team now. You may be eligible for compensation we can pursue on your behalf.
Who can sue for cerebral palsy in Rhode Island?
You may be able to file a Rhode Island cerebral palsy lawsuit if:
- Your child has cerebral palsy
- Their condition was caused by a birth injury
- The injury was preventable and a medical professional is to blame
We have registered nurses on staff who can listen to your story and help you to determine if a medical professional may be at fault for your child’s injury.
Call (800) 995-1212 now for free help determining your eligibility to sue for cerebral palsy.
How does medical malpractice cause cerebral palsy?
Approximately 85% of cerebral palsy cases involve brain damage that happens before or during the child’s birth — often by a doctor or medical team’s mistake.
Common medical errors that can result in cerebral palsy include not:
- Noticing or treating jaundice, which may result in a type of brain damage known as kernicterus
- Ordering a C-section for a difficult delivery
- Setting up the delivery room or equipment in time
- Using assisted delivery devices like forceps or vacuum extractors properly
Get a free case review now to see if you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your child’s injury.
How much is compensation for cerebral palsy in Rhode Island?
Compensation for cerebral palsy is worth around $1 Million on average, though these amounts will vary based on a number of factors, like the:
- Role that malpractice played in your child’s injury
- Severity of their injury
- Current and future medical costs for care
Let us get you the money you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if you may qualify for free.
How much does a Rhode Island cerebral palsy attorney charge?
At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our Rhode Island cerebral palsy lawyers.
We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.
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Local Rhode Island Areas We Serve
While Sokolove Law helps people throughout the country, we provide our services to people across the entire state of Rhode Island as well.
Sokolove Law serves locations across Rhode Island, including:
- Central Falls
- East Greenwich
- East Providence
- Little Compton
- New Shoreham
- North Kingstown
- North Providence
- North Smithfield
- South Kingstown
- West Greenwich
- West Warwick
- And more
Rhode Island Zip Codes We Serve
As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help families anywhere in the U.S., including across the state of Rhode Island.
Some of the zip codes we serve in Rhode Island include: