Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit – Legal Process

If you have concerns that your child’s cerebral palsyErb’s palsy (Brachial Plexus Palsy) or birth injury is a result of a medical mistake, you deserve answers. We can help you start the process of understanding what happened, who should be held accountable, and pursuing financial compensation.

Understanding a lawsuit can seem like a daunting process. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to help your family navigate your legal options.

The First Phone Call

During the initial phone call, a nurse case manager will discuss the medical care and treatment that the mother and child received, and gather the information necessary for our legal team to conduct a preliminary review of the potential claim.

What Questions Are Asked?

The conversation covers details of the mother’s pregnancy, delivery, and the condition of the baby at the time of delivery and shortly thereafter. Some examples of questions that may be asked during this first consultation:

  • When did the mother begin prenatal care?
  • Did the mother deliver at term?
  • Was the baby breathing on its own upon delivery?

If the child has already been diagnosed with a birth injury like cerebral palsy, then our nurse case managers may ask more specific questions such as:

  • When was the baby’s birth injury diagnosed?
  • What diagnostic tests were performed and what were the results?
  • What other surgeries and therapies the child has had thus far?

This free consultation with a nurse case manager is the first step in helping you get answers to what went wrong and who should be held responsible.

If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by negligent medical care, one of our lawyers may be able to help. We have more than 40 years of experience representing families like yours. Our legal team can help you determine whether taking legal action makes sense for you and will serve as your advocate through the legal process.

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Last modified: May 23, 2019