When you’re about to give birth, you expect your health care provider to ensure a high level of care to keep you and your baby safe during and after delivery. However, some doctors, midwives, or nurses can make mistakes, which can have terrible consequences that affect victims for life.
Cerebral palsy can occur for many reasons. When it results from medical negligence, you can fight to obtain justice and compensation for the damages. Our Bowie cerebral palsy lawyer can help.
After suffering from the negligent actions of a health professional, it is important to have some rest and focus entirely on the family. By starting to work with a cerebral palsy lawyer at Brown & Barron, you can stop worrying about the tedious legal processes and leave them to us.
Work With a Bowie Cerebral Palsy Attorney at Brown & Barron
There are many benefits you can get from working with a cerebral palsy lawyer from our firm. We will deal with all the cumbersome processes of your case while you focus entirely on your well-being and that of your family.
Get in touch with a cerebral palsy lawyer serving Bowie, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
Professional negligence cases are very complicated to prove because many evidence, conversations, and other elements are needed. Also, if you’ve just gone through a complex delivery, it’s best for both you and your partner to focus on your family and recovery. A lawyer can:
- Gather relevant information on the case
- Determine who is responsible for your cerebral palsy condition
- Establish conversations with experts to obtain valuable testimonies
- Provide the necessary information on cerebral palsy, as well as how to proceed legally
- Contemplate your decisions at each step of the process
- Negotiate an agreement with the guilty parties so as not to go to trial
- Talk to the at-fault party’s attorneys
- Defend your rights and interests in court if it is not possible to reach an agreement with the defendant
- And more
What Medical Errors Cause Cerebral Palsy in Childbirth?
At the time of delivery, all hospital staff responsible for receiving your baby must be fully prepared to carry out the process correctly. However, there are times when mistakes are made, either due to lack of experience or stress. However, these are some of the most common medical errors when delivering a baby:
- Excessive use of force: Complications in childbirth are common, and the doctor must often use enough force to get the baby out. However, extreme pressure can harm the child, creating hazardous situations.
- Medication: If a health care provider makes mistakes in giving medication, both mother and baby could be in danger. Some of the consequences could be bleeding, anaphylaxis, seizures, disabilities, and of course, cerebral palsy, among others.
- Lack of monitoring: Constantly checking for any signs indicating calving problems is vital to avoid damage. This monitoring should be done on the mother and the baby with special medical equipment.
- Failure to react quickly: As already mentioned, serious complications can occur in childbirth, so the health care provider must be prepared for any issues that require quick and safe actions.
- Late C-section: The doctor should consider performing a C-section when a baby cannot be delivered naturally. If it is not done on time, the baby could suffer hemorrhage, sepsis, or lack of oxygen, among other health complications.
Medical negligence should not happen. People’s lives are at risk. If a health care provider caused your baby’s cerebral palsy, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys at Brown & Barron now to begin your legal process.
How Long Do Cerebral Palsy Cases Last?
In general, all cases involving personal injury or professional malpractice take a long time because much evidence needs to be collected to bring the liable party to justice. A cerebral palsy lawyer must take care of many legal processes, which could take months or even years, although there is no specific time because everything will depend on the specifics of the case.
Also, if you want to file a lawsuit, you should start working on it as quickly as possible. The time limit varies depending on the state, but in Maryland, victims of malpractice generally have the sooner of five years from the date of injury or three years from the date of discovery of the injury to sue.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a cerebral palsy lawyer serving Bowie.
How Much Can You Recover for a Cerebral Palsy Case?
All professional negligence cases are different, and it is not possible to offer an exact amount of monetary compensation. However, when a full settlement for the losses is reached, victims can seek the following damages:
- Medical Expenses: including current and future costs for medications, ambulance rides, diagnostic tests, physical and mental therapies, hospital bills, medical equipment, and more.
- Pain and suffering: physical and emotional damages that the negligent actions of the health provider have caused.
- Loss of income: if the parents had to miss work to be able to care for their baby, and therefore lost revenue.
- Special education costs: among the consequences of cerebral palsy is learning difficulty, so the baby will need special education.
- Home renovation costs: if the victim has difficulty walking or moving normally, changes to the home should be made for their condition.
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