While people with cerebral palsy can now often live long and productive lives thanks to advancements in medicine and therapy, the medical costs of living with the condition can be substantial over a lifetime. Starting in infancy and continuing into adulthood, people with cerebral palsy typically require a combination of physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical devices—including crutches and wheelchairs—and potentially medication. Even with good insurance, paying for these medical necessities can create a significant financial burden for families in Florida.
Cerebral palsy can occur as a result of brain damage during the early stages of life. It can happen during infancy and, less frequently, during early childhood. Hypoxia of the brain, birth trauma, infection, and exposure to radiation are all linked to higher incidences of cerebral palsy.
Many cases of cerebral palsy occur due to unavoidable conditions. Others, however, happen because the mother or baby received inadequate care during pregnancy or childbirth or because of a preventable mistake a doctor or medical provider made.
In such situations, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your child’s medical expenses and other costs associated with the condition. A cerebral palsy lawyer in Miami, FL, can help. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients, including those whose children have suffered cerebral palsy and other disabling conditions due to medical malpractice or inadequate prenatal care.
To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
How Can a Doctor’s Negligence or Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy affects the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, posture, and coordination. As a result, people with the condition often struggle with mobility, requiring the assistance of crutches or a wheelchair to get around. They frequently have muscle weakness, poor coordination, and partial facial paralysis. In severe cases, the damage to the brain from cerebral palsy can have serious cognitive effects as well.
- Not ordering a C-section when medically necessary;
- The improper use of forceps;
- Failing to recognize a lack of oxygen supply to the baby during birth;
- Unnecessarily prolonged labor;
- Excessive or unnecessary use of vacuum extraction;
- Failure to notice and act upon changes in the mother’s condition during pregnancy;
- Failure to order needed tests during pregnancy and interpret the results correctly; or
- Failure to notice the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s
If you believe that a doctor’s negligence played a role in your child’s cerebral palsy, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine immediately. We will investigate your child’s birth and the circumstances leading to their diagnosis of cerebral palsy. By looking at medical evidence and consulting with medical experts, we can determine if negligence or medical malpractice indeed played a role in your child’s condition. If so, we will build a strong case and hold the responsible party or parties liable.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Can Help You Get Answers.
Sadly, many parents never get answers to what might have caused birth defects or developmental issues in their children. Particularly with a condition such as cerebral palsy, many believe that developing it is a matter of chance, and if your child happens to be in that group, it is not anyone’s fault or responsibility.
However, some cases of this condition are preventable and could have been avoided had a doctor or health care professional provided adequate care during pregnancy, childbirth, or early infancy.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine have worked with many parents whose children developed cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice. We know the signs and the evidence that can show us whether the condition was potentially avoidable.
If you suspect a doctor caused your child’s condition, talk to us and let us investigate and find out the truth. The consultation and case evaluation cost you nothing. If we find evidence that links your child’s cerebral palsy to negligence or malpractice, you could be eligible for a substantial settlement. This is money that could be a big assistance with your child’s lifelong medical expenses.
Our Attorneys Fight for Several Types of Damages.
You could be eligible for a long list of damages to compensate you and your child for a doctor’s negligence. We will build a strong case on your behalf, helping you potentially win a significant settlement that pays for many or all of the expenses you have incurred while treating your child’s condition.
Many settlements in these claims include some or all of the following:
- Compensation for your child’s current and anticipated future medical bills;
- Payment for the work you have missedwhile tending to your child’s needs;
- Additional compensation for emotional anguish as well as physical pain and suffering;and
- If we find evidence of reckless or malicious behavior fromthe responsible party, punitive damages on top of all other compensation.
To Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today, Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine want to help you get the compensation you deserve if a doctor’s negligence harmed your child. Call 1-800-747-3733 today to set up a free case evaluation with a member of our team.