Posts in 'Legal Help'

How Can I Prove Medical Professionals Are to Blame for My Child’s HIE During Delivery?

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in newborns can have serious long-term consequences, including cognitive impairments, learning difficulties, and physical disabilities, as well as associated conditions such as cerebral palsy. If your child experienced this injury during birth and suffered as a result of a medical professional’s actions or inactions, you may be able to bring an... Read More

What Can I Do if I Suspect HIE Brain Damage Resulted from Medical Negligence?

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a traumatic birth injury caused by oxygen deprivation to an infant’s brain during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It can cause a variety of complications, including cerebral palsy, physical and mental disabilities, impaired vision, hearing, and more. Families of children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) often face significant expenses in providing proper care... Read More

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Legal Help

What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is any negligent act or omission of proper treatment performed by a healthcare professional that causes harm to a patient. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, hospital or medical error, medical malpractice can be committed by any party in the medical field, even your doctor. In most cases, patients are... Read More

Statute of Limitations for Cerebral Palsy

Legal Help

When you find out your child has cerebral palsy, your first thought is likely about finding your child the right care and support. You may need to set up more medical appointments, find other specialists, rearrange your work schedule and pencil in a few hours for sleep. Reaching out to a cerebral palsy lawyer may... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by Doctors?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information, Legal Help

Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disorder seen in children. Some cases are identified shortly after birth, while others are not diagnosed until the child is older and their lack of motor control and skills becomes more noticeable. What Causes Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a set of conditions that are caused by damage... Read More

How to Find a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Birth Injury, Legal Help, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy, a lifelong condition caused by damage to the developing brain, can result in problems with bodily movement, memory, attention, and more. Many factors—including, lack of oxygen to the fetus, and trauma sustained before, during, or shortly after birth—can cause the condition. However, in some cases medical malpractice is to blame. Unfortunately, you may... Read More

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

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?