Atlanta Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
You likely had every reason to trust that the medical care you were receiving during your pregnancy and during the birth of your child met every standard of care at each and every moment. Now that it seems clear that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by some form of malpractice, you should begin considering what legal action may now be eligible to pursue against the responsible party.
At the Ausband & Dumont, our Atlanta cerebral palsy lawyers understand just how much this claim will mean to you now and in the future; we may be able to help develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you recover the compensation necessary to offset the considerable financial burden that will come to be associated with your child’s care.
Claiming Cerebral Palsy as a Birth Injury in Atlanta
Our legal team in Atlanta can help you determine whether any of the obligations or standards of care that medical professionals in Atlanta are legally obliged maintain were broken at any point of your pregnancy. Bearing that in mind, our Atlanta lawyers possess the experience and resources you will need to pursue any cerebral palsy claim, including those associated with the following:
- Failure to diagnose infection in the mother during pregnancy
- Failure to plan or perform a cesarean section when necessary
- Negligent care or handling of child during his or her birth
Though this is sure to be a difficult time for your family, you should address this legal matter sooner than later. When you do, our legal team in Atlanta can fight on your behalf for the compensation you will need to provide your child with all the medical care he or she will need.
Consult with a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Atlanta
If you believe that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of a medical professional, you should consult with an Atlanta cerebral palsy attorney at Ausband & Dumont about what compensation you may now be eligible to pursue from the responsible party. To speak with a medical malpractice lawyer in Atlanta about the particulars of your claim, please call our Atlanta offices at (404) 812-0051 today.
Cerebral Palsy FAQs
Is cerebral palsy a birth injury?
Cerebral palsy, though not itself a birth injury, is a condition caused by birth injuries and brain injuries in particular. Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage which may result from injury or abnormal brain development before, during, or recently after birth. About ten percent of cerebral palsy cases are caused by birthing complications and the majority of other cases are the result of injuries that occur before birth or during the child’s prenatal development. Some of these prenatal injuries include infection, blood clots, and loss of oxygen to the fetus’s brain. Some of these injuries could have prevented or were caused by medical intervention, in which case the birth injury and resulting cerebral palsy are instances of medical malpractice, although in other cases the injury could not have prevented.
What are the long-term effects of cerebral palsy?
The long-term effects of cerebral palsy depend heavily on which type of cerebral palsy your child has and the severity of their condition. Cerebral palsy affects muscle tone, coordination, movement, and posture, and may require ongoing medical treatments or physical therapy. Severe cases of cerebral palsy may necessitate a wheelchair or other equipment which eases mobility, which may be expensive or make transportation more difficult for those with the condition. Most people with cerebral palsy have normal life spans, and though the condition itself is lifelong and they may need ongoing treatment, those with cerebral palsy can live fulfilling, functioning, and long lives.
Who is liable if my child is born with cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury?
If your child is born with cerebral palsy from a birth injury that was preventable or should not have occurred, the physician who caused the injury or failed to stop it could be liable for medical malpractice. In addition, the hospital where the physician works could also be found liable in these situations for medical malpractice. If you believe that your child suffered a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy or any other condition, a birth injury attorney is your option to ensure justice for your child and to help you collect the compensation you deserve. If you have any additional questions or would like to set up an appointment with one of our qualified Atlanta cerebral palsy attorneys, please contact Ausband & Dumont at (404) 812-0051 today.