If you suspect a birth injury or medical malpractice mistake caused your child’s cerebral palsy, you should seek legal help from a qualified cerebral palsy law firm. We are families whose pregnancy and delivery didn’t go the way the pregnancy books and birthing classes told us it would. We suspected medical mistakes and birth injuries were to blame for our child’s cerebral palsy, and knew we needed legal help.
Our searches for the “right” law firm independently led us to the doctors and lawyers at MyAdvocates. They have investigated over 20,000 cases. For us, they found the answers to our questions and won settlements that will take care of our children for the rest of their lives. This law firm was truly a lifeline for our families. We fully understand why our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America and the My Advocates firm was named as one of the country’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report.
Medical Mistakes and Birth Injuries Discovered
Among the errors that happened to us and others were:
- Failure to diagnose and respond to a baby’s airway obstructions
- Mismanagement of labor and delivery
- Waiting too long to perform a C-Section
- Administering too much Pitocin
- Failure to respond to signs and symptoms of a uterine rupture
- Misreading of the fetal monitor
- Failure to respond to signs of a placental abruption
- Failure to detect a severe brain defect on prenatal ultrasound film
- Failure to respond to severe dehydration in a newborn
- Failure to perform a timely delivery
- Failure to obtain medical experts to support labor and delivery
Take the 1st Steps to Find the Truth If You Suspect a Birth Error
CP Family Network is a reflection of our desire to share our experiences with others, so they too can make the “right” choice and find peace of mind. Here is our advice:
Obtain your medical records. Whenever you go to any doctor or hospital, always get and save your medical records. One of our families who suspected a problem tried to get the medical records and it took months! When the mother finally got them, she was told the records had been under lock and key.
Find an experienced cerebral palsy lawyer. Howard A. Janet, Esq. serves as CPFamily Networks legal advisor. He has written and lectured extensively on problems during labor and delivery including “The Power of Knowledge: How Electronic Fetal Monitoring Can Prevent Cerebral Palsy”, published in Cerebral Palsy Magazine. Dr. Manley and Mr. Janet recently finished another book, Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Giles H. Manley, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.O.G. who is a Board Certified OB/GYN, serves as CPFamily’s medical advisor. He has over 20 years experience and delivered over 2,000 babies. He served as both Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Area Medical Director in Baltimore for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (the physician group of Kaiser Permanente). He decided to become a lawyer to help keep birth errors from being repeated.
Both work with MyAdvocates to provide comprehensive representation of families affected by CP to help them learn the truth about their child’s CP.
KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS UNTIL YOU GET THE TRUTH.