CPFN has partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Family Lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC; a team with an OBGYN on staff, a team who understands the proper birthing and delivery process, a team that has decades of experience reviewing medical records to identify errors or medical negligence. We wanted a law firm that would uncover the truth, seek justice for our families, and recover compensation that will help us care for our child for life.

  • Over the past 40 years, they have helped over 30,000 families nationwide.
  • JJS has recovered over $3 Billion for families, including record-breaking CP jury verdicts and settlements.
  • JJS’s in-house medical experts include a board-certified OBGYN and a labor and delivery nurse, who uncover medical errors that other law firms miss.
  • They offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation and are entitled to a fee only if they recover compensation for your family.
  • They treat families like ours with compassion and respect.

Uncovering The Truth

What Should I Do if I Suspect Medical Negligence?

Obtain your medical records. Whenever you see a doctor or go to the hospital, always ask for your medical records immediately and store them in a safe place. One of CPFN’s families suspected a problem and tried to get their medical records after the fact; it took months! When the mother finally got the records, she was told by the hospital staff that the records had been kept under lock and key. If medical negligence has been at play, doctors and staff may attempt to cover up their mistake by hiding certain records or even re-writing them.

Ask for help to understand the records. The next step is to find someone who understands them; it is nearly impossible for a non-medical professional to comprehend medical jargon. Yet, within those records are the answer to the question: Was my child injured during the birthing process? It is critical that you get the help and guidance of both a medical and legal professional to uncover the truth.

Don’t Wait to Get Help

Each state imposes a deadline, known as a Statute of Limitations, for filing a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you can expect to lose the best opportunity to find out the truth about your child’s CP and to recover the compensation your family deserves. Contact our cerebral palsy attorneys today.

Featured Case Results

  • $33.5 Million–Delayed C-section
    A jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after finding that delays in performing an urgently needed cesarean section resulted in a baby developing severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.
  • $24.25 Million Failure to Diagnose
    A record-breaking medical malpractice jury verdict, obtained for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy because her doctors failed to properly diagnose and respond to an airway obstruction.
  • $18.1 Million Mismanaged Labor and Delivery
    Verdict obtained on behalf of a child who developed spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after the mother was taken off of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and placed on intermittent monitoring despite known risk factors.
  • $15.5 Million Delayed Delivery
    An OBGYN’s failure to come to the hospital to assess and deliver a baby caused brain damage and cerebral palsy, resulting in a record-breaking verdict.
  • $13.5 Million Fetal Monitoring Errors
    This record jury verdict was obtained for a child’s cerebral palsy that resulted from the failure to properly interpret and respond to signs of distress that appeared on electronic fetal monitoring tracings.
  • $18 Million Medication Error
    A settlement obtained in a case against a pharmacy that negligently dispensed incorrect medication to a pregnant mother, resulting in her child developing a neural tube defect, resulting in paraplegia and other significant injuries.
  • $17.5 Million Mismanaged Delivery
    Settlement obtained on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and developed cerebral palsy as a result of mismanagement of labor and delivery.
  • $14 Million Mismanaged Labor and Delivery
    A settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child developed hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and cerebral palsy as a result of mismanaged labor and delivery.
  • $13 Million Poor Post-Operative Care
    A settlement received in a case against a U.S. government-employed healthcare provider whose poor post-operative care resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy.
  • $11.5 Million Delayed Resuscitation
    Settlement obtained on behalf of a family whose child suffered acute hypoxic ischemic brain injury as a result of delayed resuscitation at a U.S. Naval Hospital.

An Experienced Legal/Medical Team

Their team leaders have earned the highest ratings available from such peer review organizations as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers® and Martindale-Hubbell.

Howard Janet, CPFN Legal Advisor,

has won multiple record-breaking jury verdicts in birth injury and other CP cases. Mr. Janet has the courage to take the fight to the courtroom if a settlement offer is inadequate. He puts great pressure on medical malpractice insurance companies to pay what cases are really worth. That has translated into record-setting settlements to go along with his unprecedented verdicts.

Giles Manley, CPFN Medical Advisor,

is a preeminent medical malpractice lawyer who is also a board-certified OBGYN. Dr. Manley has delivered over 2,000 babies and uses his wealth of medical knowledge to uncover medical errors that were missed by others (keep in mind most CP cases involve errors committed at or around the time of birth).

Dov Apfel

is widely recognized as the world’s most knowledgeable birth injury lawyer. His articles on how to prove that medical negligence caused a child’s CP are relied on by other birth injury lawyers. They often consult him for help in their birth injury and other CP cases.

Kenneth Suggs

is one of the country’s most experienced and talented CP lawyers. Over his 40-year career, Mr. Suggs has taken on tough CP cases and has broken records in the process. He is so highly respected nationally that he was elected president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association of Justice).

What Caused My Child's CP?

You may be unsure whether or not medical errors/negligence caused your child's CP, and we were at one point, too. However, the attorneys at JJS encouraged us to share our stories, regardless of our uncertainty. Our lives were forever changed by the help of JJS, and we want you to experience the same. Submit your CP story below, and please feel free to contact us with any questions!
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