Legal Resources for Birth Injury Victims

For almost 1 in every 10 children born with CP, the root cause is medical malpractice. Either from a flawed conception of lawsuits or a feeling that the injury was inevitable regardless of medical provider error, some are hesitant to pursue legal options. However, if provider error did occur, it is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit which, if won, may defray a lifetime of costs associated with your child’s treatment and care. At the very least it makes sense to schedule a consultation with a birth injury attorney, as these are free sessions that can give a better sense of what – if any – legal options are available.

Should you contact a cerebral palsy lawyer?

As a debilitating disease effecting almost 1 in 323 children, cerebral palsy is also a tremendously expensive disorder. Over the course of a child’s lifetime, the cost of treatment and management of CP typically reaches close to $1,000,000. Without a reliable means of affording this astronomical number, many families are forced into a deep pit of debt. While there are scholarships available for those with cerebral palsy and programs like SNAP offered by the government¬† to help offset some of the costs of CP, these outlets don’t typically cover the full course of treatment or symptom management. If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a medical providers’ action – or inaction – you may be eligible for legal compensation to help cover the full or partial part of your child’s CP costs through their lifetime. Because birth injury lawyers offer free case evaluations, it is usually a good idea to see if legal compensation is possible.

If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a medical providers’ action – or inaction – you may be eligible for legal compensation

Finding the best cerebral palsy lawyer

While there are many cerebral palsy lawyers out there, it’s important to retain a highly qualified firm due to the complex nature of the litigation. It is a fact that medical malpractice cases are complicated and the law in many states doesn’t necessarily favor victims. Add to that the fact that the defendant in these cases – many times a hospital or insurance provider – hires top-notch legal teams and it becomes clear that a firm with sufficient resources is the best option for a successful outcome. In order to make the process of finding a cerebral palsy or birth injury lawyer as simple as possible, we’ve partnered with some of the highest regarded law firms in the country. If you are interested in receiving a free case evaluation from one of these top-tier firms, please contact us for more information.

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Lawyer

As the most common motor disorder in newborns, occurring in nearly 4 out of every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy is still not a fully understood disorder. However, in at least 10% of cases, the birth injury is directly due to the action – or inaction – of your medical provider. For these cases, talking with a birth injury attorney is vital as the medical staff or doctor may be held liable for the damage done to your child and ordered to pay – in whole or in part – the cost of treatment and management of the injury for the child’s lifetime.

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Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Lawsuit

An estimated 10 percent of children born with cerebral palsy were born with it as a result of medical malpractice. If your child was born with CP, it is worth consulting a birth injury attorney to see if the injury might have been avoidable and whether a lawsuit is possible. It is especially important to start this process early due to the complex nature of medical malpractice suits and the state-by-state statutes of limitations (or time period from when the injury occurred to legal filing).

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Life Care Plans

A life care plan is an important step in the financial planning for your child’s future. The primary purpose of such a plan is as a legal document which – provided during proceedings – lays out the future costs of the disorder and informs the jury when making a decision on settlement value.

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Birth Injury Settlements

Due to the lifetime nature of the disorder and the expensive treatment required, it is not uncommon for CP settlements to number in the millions. $2, $3, and $4 million dollar settlements are often awarded to help defray the lifetime cost of treatment and might also include a punitive component.

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Article Citations

  1. CDC