Cerebral Palsy May Be Cause For A Malpractice Lawsuit
The lifetime cost of caring for a seriously injured child is far greater than many people realize. While it may be difficult to think ahead after a birth injury, it is important to have an advocate who can protect your rights and ensure that your family has the financial means to pay for the medical care and additional services your child will need.
At the law office of Smith, Meier & Webb, LPA, we represent the families of children with birth injuries, including cerebral palsy. Our experienced lawyers understand that you and your family may be overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. We can discuss your case and help you determine what your family will need to move forward. The firm works with medical and economic experts to build strong cases for compensation. Whether we obtain a settlement or go to trial, you can rely on our skill and commitment to your case.
You Will Need Compensation To Provide Care For Your Child
Cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury caused by lack of oxygen to the fetus. It can be caused by medical malpractice before, during or after the birth and may result in developmental disabilities, such as:
- Learning disabilities
- Cognitive disabilities
- Speech difficulty
- Hearing and sight impairments
- Emotional and behavioral difficulties
- Impaired motor skill function
The type and severity of disabilities varies with each child. To care for their child, families may need medical equipment, special food, medications, home modifications, special education services and daily care assistance.
Adequate compensation is a must for caring for a child with cerebral palsy. You cannot rely on health insurance to cover all of your medical expenses. Plus, you will likely need compensation for the loss of your wages and benefits that occurs while you take time off to care for your child. With our extensive experience, we can discuss the types of expenses you will face as your child grows. Working closely with doctors, economists and life-care planners, we will calculate the lifetime cost of your child’s care and fight for maximum compensation.