If your children have been suffering from motor disabilities known under the umbrella term “cerebral palsy,” then you understand the frustration of this common medical condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC estimates that one and a half to four out of every 1,000 live births result in some form of cerebral palsy. Like many parents, you may have been told that this common condition was unavoidable. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Cerebral palsy may affect thousands of children worldwide each year, but its prevalence does not preclude medical malpractice. How can you tell if you have an actionable case? An experienced attorney from the Maria Law Firm wants to help you understand your legal rights and seek justice on your behalf when necessary.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
When it comes to motor skills development issues, cerebral palsy manifests in a variety of ways. Your child may struggle to walk or crawl within a normal time frame, or his muscles could tighten over time. Speech and hearing development could be affected, and your child could also suffer from seizures. Regardless of the symptoms, children with cerebral palsy will present symptoms usually within the first two years of life. Some parents notice symptoms within the first three months. If you suspect that your child has cerebral palsy or you’ve received a confirmed diagnosis, then we may be able to help. Cerebral palsy is not always the result of development issues in the womb. You may have a right to legal action.
Fighting an Uphill Battle
The U.S. National Library of Medicine does not offer an official cause of cerebral palsy and asserts that certain cases are never fully explained, but some experts believe that medical malpractice during birth could result in cerebral palsy. Your child may have lost oxygen during delivery due to negligence, incorrect use of tools, failure to identify certain health conditions or a variety of preventable factors.
Unfortunately, filing a claim for medical malpractice is an uphill battle thanks to lack of information and complex legal procedures. Whether you believe your doctor was responsible or not, consulting an attorney with experience handling cerebral palsy claims will give you a better idea of the fight ahead. We can go over the paperwork for you, file a claim on your behalf, represent you during legal proceedings and negotiate a settlement when necessary. There’s no need to face a cerebral palsy claim alone when there’s an attorney Florida parents can depend on for dependable guidance and emotional support.
On Your Side
The Maria Law Firm is the attorney Florida residents trust to handle a wide range of personal injury cases including those involving cerebral palsy and medical malpractice. If your child is suffering from a condition that could have been prevented, then you deserve to know your rights and protect them. At the Maria Law Firm, we believe in helping our clients achieve closure while getting the compensation they may need to provide for their children’s needs.