No parent imagines a future where their child is cognitively or physically impaired, but that is the reality that many parents of children that experienced birth injuries face. If your baby was injured at birth and now suffers from cerebral palsy, you are entitled to compensation via a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. A cerebral palsy attorney at Brown & Barron, LLC is available to assist you during this challenging time. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss what happened and answer any questions you may have about the legal process you may be embarking on.
What is Cerebral Palsy and How Will it Affect My Child?
Cerebral Palsy is defined as a group of disorders that affect movement, balance, posture, and muscle tone. It is a neurological condition that stems from
damage to the brain at or before birth. There are multiple types of cerebral palsy. The most common type is spastic cerebral palsy which is characterized by stiff muscles that cause jerky, repeated movements. Cerebral palsy can affect one side of the body, two parts of the body (such as both arms or both legs), or the whole body.
There are a host of symptoms a child with cerebral palsy might experience. The symptoms depend on the type of cerebral palsy and the regions of the body that it affects. In general, symptoms include:
- Balance and coordination problems
- Difficulty walking
- Involuntary movements
- Speech problems such as difficulty speaking or delays in speech development
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing or sucking
- Developmental delays
- Learning difficulty
- Intellectual disability
- Delayed physical growth
Get in touch with a cerebral palsy lawyer serving Germantown, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Presents New Financial Challenges to Your Life
A cerebral palsy diagnosis means that you and your child face a variety of challenges every day for things that once seemed simple and even exciting. Feeding your baby, playing games, teaching your child how to brush their teeth or tie their shoes, or learning your favorite childhood song all become much more difficult.
With these challenges come medical expenses, special needs accommodations at home, additional care services and supplies, and the need for learning and developmental specialists and extra time at home. Having the financial resources to offset these challenges and newly essential expenses can make a world of difference to your and your child’s stability as well as your mental and physical health.
Recover Compensation To Offset the Costs of Caring for a Child With Cerebral Palsy
A Germantown cerebral palsy lawyer at our firm can help you file a claim for damages to recover the money you need and deserve. In a personal injury case involving birth injuries you are entitled to collect economic damages to cover things like:
- Pending and future medical bills for your child’s care
- Travel expenses
- Essential daily care expenses
- Time off from work
- Reduced earning potential
- Assistive technology and equipment
- Rehabilitative care or physical therapy
- Essential services for your child
- Cognitive, psychological, or learning specialist
Non-Economic Damages Can Increase Your Compensation
Additionally, the law enables you to recover compensation in the form of non-economic damages. These damages usually account for the bulk of your financial award. You can potentially recover money for pain and suffering for either yourself or your child in a personal injury lawsuit which includes:
- Emotional distress
- Psychological or cognitive disorders
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of services
- Other pain and suffering
Multi-Million Dollar Case Results for Medical Malpractice Victims in Germantown and Across Maryland
Our qualified cerebral palsy attorneys serving Germantown are well-acquainted with the rules and procedures for filing a medical malpractice claim. Backed by over 30 years in law, our concentration in medical malpractice, as well as birth injuries, has given us unique insight into these types of cases. Our experience shows in our case results. We have secured settlements and trial verdicts for clients ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. Some of our victories are listed below:
- $5,747,999 for a client who suffered permanent brain injury
- $4,999,900 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and quadriplegia
- $1,300,000 for a client who was a victim of an anesthesiology error
How We Fight for Justice for You and Your Child in a Cerebral Palsy Case
The outcome of your case cannot be guaranteed, but we can put the weight of our resources behind our efforts to win your case. A Germantown personal injury lawyer on our team will facilitate justice on your behalf by:
- Investigating the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy and related injuries
- Determining who is responsible
- Compiling medical records, witness testimony, and other pertinent documents, records, and evidence of your child’s birth trauma
- Securing medical and psychological experts to support your claim
- Taking care of communication with the at-fault party, their attorney, and the liable insurance company
- Assessing the value of your case
- Providing updates on how your case is progressing
- Filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit on your behalf
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We are proud of our 4.9 rating on Google Reviews. Our clients recognize us for not only our ability to achieve results but the personalized service we provide. We treat our clients like family and make sure they’re aware of how their case is progressing every step of the way. Here’s what some of our former clients had to say about working with us:
“Words cannot express how thankful I am to Brown & Barron for settling my mom’s nursing home neglect case. They were amazing keeping us up-to-date with everything going on. They treated us like family. We were truly blessed to have them represent us. I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect. Special thanks to Brian Alicia and Amy for being so amazing.” – Natastsha Huntley
“This was our first experience with any sort of litigation. Brown & Barron made the experience as smooth and pleasant as possible in a situation like this. Their entire team, from the partners to the paralegal staff, were very empathetic, responsive, and professional…They did a great job of keeping us informed, following up, and keeping the process moving. We are very pleased with the outcome and would absolutely recommend their services without hesitation…” – Jeanni Hall
Contact Brown & Barron, LLC for Personalized Legal Help in Your Germantown Cerebral Palsy Case
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, they may have had a birth injury due to medical malpractice. If you believe this is the case, Brown & Barron, LLC can help. We offer personalized legal service from experienced Germantown cerebral palsy attorneys. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
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