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Cerebral palsy is a group of conditions that affects motor function, and it is one of the most common birth injuries. It may be due to inadequate care during pregnancy or trauma or other issues before or during birth. Children diagnosed with it may need special care and treatment for the rest of their lives, and some suffer intellectual disabilities in addition to the physical effects. People with very severe cases may have a significantly shortened life span.
If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe a doctor or other medical provider caused the injury, you may be able to get compensation to help you pay for your child’s care now and in the future. A Kansas cerebral palsy lawyer from Palmer Law Group can advise you once we learn the facts of your case.
Call (785) 233-1836 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney. We have a long track record of achieving winning outcomes for clients.
Our attorneys at Palmer Law Group understand the emotional pain, fear and confusion you feel when your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. You are probably worried about what your child’s life will be like and how you will pay for the care they need. When you trust us with your claim, we will provide compassionate service to you while aggressively pursuing compensation from the liable doctor or other health care provider.
We want to make meeting with us as easy as possible, so we can determine whether you have a case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations. We provide same-day phone meetings, in-office meetings or we can travel to your location, based on your needs. Call us to arrange a time to speak with a well-qualified cerebral palsy lawyer.
We can help you by counseling you throughout the claim’s process, erasing your stress and confusion. When we handle your case we will:
Our hardworking birth injury attorneys have over 30 years of experience getting positive financial outcomes for clients. You can rely on our Kansas cerebral palsy lawyers for honest and effective legal guidance.
How much compensation you may be able to get to care for your child’s needs now and in the future depends upon the damages. Types of damages in birth injury claims can include payment for the following:
This list is not all-inclusive. What you may be able to get will depend on the individual circumstances of your case. It can be complicated to arrive at a claim value in cases of birth injuries. Both current and future costs related to your child’s injuries must be factored into the claim, and it can be difficult to determine what care may be needed in a lifetime. We understand the complexities of determining adequate compensation in these cases and will consult with life-care planning professionals, medical experts and other knowledgeable individuals to arrive at a figure that will fairly pay you for the losses you and your child have suffered.
To help inform you about the cerebral palsy claim process, here are answers to questions we commonly hear.
What causes cerebral palsy?
According to the National Institutes of Health, cerebral palsy is caused by damage or abnormal development in the parts of the brain that control movement. Umbilical cord issues, trauma to the baby’s head during labor and delivery, uterine rupture, infections while in the womb and other problems can cause it.
What are symptoms of cerebral palsy?
The Mayo Clinic website says that symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty with movement and muscle coordination, problems speaking and eating, developmental delays, seizures and other issues. Signs of the disorder appear in infancy or the first few years of life.
How will you determine that the doctor caused my child’s cerebral palsy?
We will examine your medical records and those of your child to discover if errors may have been made before, during or after birth that could have caused injuries. We may also retain medical malpractice expert witnesses to assess the evidence and testify on your behalf. Not all medical errors are malpractice. Sometimes mistakes are out of a doctor’s control. The key to a successful claim will be proving that negligence caused your child’s cerebral palsy and not a reasonable mistake.
How do you prove negligence?
To prove negligence we must show the following:
As part of establishing negligence, we will work to show that the provider acted in a way that another competent provider would not have in similar circumstances.
Will my medical malpractice claim go to trial?
The majority of medical malpractice cases are settled outside of trial through negotiations between lawyers and insurers. Sometimes cases go to court but settle during trial; in other situations, they go all the way to a jury verdict. When we handle your case, we will work to get the best possible outcome based on the factors in your matter.
For answers regarding your specific case, contact our firm directly to speak with an experienced cerebral palsy lawyer.
Kansas has a two-year statute of limitations for cerebral palsy claims. The clock begins running on the date of the injury or the date the injury was discovered. And in no circumstances can you file a lawsuit more than four years after the birth injury happened. Our Kansas cerebral palsy lawyers can give you specific deadlines for your case.
Welcoming a new child should be a time of great joy. But if a medical error has harmed your child that joy can quickly turn to anger and sadness. Our law firm can seek compensation from the party who caused your child’s injuries, which can help relieve the financial stress you may be facing. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with an empathetic cerebral palsy attorney in Kansas by dialing (785) 233-1836. We pursue maximum compensation for birth injuries caused by negligence.
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