Posts in 'Legal Help'

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

Cerebral Palsy Information, Legal Help

While most parents may never know the exact cause of their child’s cerebral palsy, some cases can be directly connected to medically negligent prenatal or neonatal care or even a birth injury. If you believe an error in the healthcare you or your baby received may be responsible for causing your child’s cerebral palsy, the... Read More

How To Choose a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Birth Injury, Legal Help, Tips for Parents

When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe the condition was caused by medical malpractice, you may feel an understandable sense of urgency when it comes to seeking justice for your child’s injury. You may also feel pressed to choose an attorney because of concerns about the statute of limitations—the window of... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Settlement

Cerebral Palsy Information, Legal Help, Tips for Parents

Living with cerebral palsy is different for each person. While CP does not worsen over time, the symptoms of your child’s CP can change as they get older. Generally, this change is for the better with supportive treatments, medications, and other therapeutic treatments. Even though there are advances in treatments, children with CP are still... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury, Legal Help, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent, non-progressive disorders caused by either abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain. This developmental interference impacts a child’s ability to control his or her muscles, which makes CP a motor disability. The three types of CP are: Spastic cerebral palsy: causes stiffness and movement... Read More

Diana’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor Seven weeks shy of her due date, Diana awakens this Saturday morning to discover blood trickling from her vagina. Alarmed, she immediately... Read More

Michelle’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor As she is wheeled into the operating room (OR), Michelle braces to the rush of cold air and squints into the harsh... Read More

Samantha’s Story

Legal Help, Stories

Excerpt from, “Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs® – Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth” Howard A. Janet, Esquire – CPFN Legal Advisor and Giles H. Manley, MD, JD – CPFN Medical Advisor Samantha is beginning to worry. She’s been awake for well over an hour, but hasn’t felt her baby move. Ordinarily, she feels... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by a Head Injury?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Legal Help

There are many different factors that can cause cerebral palsy in babies. In certain cases, cerebral palsy in infants may be the result of a traumatic brain injury that causes irreparable damage to a baby’s undeveloped brain. Traumatic brain damage that occurs during the labor and delivery process is considered a severe medical issue. Read... Read More

What to Know About Legal Compensation and Claims for Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Many cerebral palsy cases have no known cause, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, some cases may stem from inadequate professional prenatal or neonatal care, or incidents during labor and delivery. If you feel medical negligence caused cerebral palsy in your child, you may have a case for compensation. Read on... Read More

Medical Malpractice and Preventable Cerebral Palsy

Legal Help

By Andrew S. Janet Birth Injury Attorney Estimates are that 20% of cerebral palsy cases are caused by a lack of oxygen during the birthing process. Many of these cases are caused by medical negligence or malpractice, and hospitals probably will not inform parents that their child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical error. Parents... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?