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Infant Seizure Lawyer in Kansas

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    An infant seizure is a frightening occurrence. Parents want and deserve immediate answers from the medical professionals involved, and they often discover that medical negligence played a role. If you have discovered the same, an infant seizure lawyer in Kansas can potentially help you recover damages for your pain and losses.

    Why Choose Palmer Law Group?

    Competent and Caring

    Our competency in recovering proper compensation for our clients is matched only by the compassion we feel for them. When a case of infant seizure could have been avoided, we become fierce advocates for our clients and seek maximum compensation.

    Palmer Law Group has:

    • A lengthy track record of collecting substantial compensation 
    • Respected and recognized injury attorneys
    • Strong community ties
    • Personalized client services
    • 24/7 availability
    • Free consultations.

    No amount of money can erase the past. However, you can find comfort and relief with a compensation payout worthy of your losses.

    Contact Palmer Law Group to speak with an infant seizure lawyer in Kansas today. You and your family deserve justice for your losses. Call (785) 233-1836 for a free consultation.

    Recompense for Your Losses

    Infant seizures disrupt the flow of many lives and lead to various losses, many of which are compensable in an infant seizure claim. They include:

    • Costs of medical care
    • Income replacement
    • In-home services expenses
    • Costs associated with fatalities.

    There is also compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress and mental anguish.


    Who is to blame when your infant suffers from seizures? The answer depends on the unique circumstances of each case. If medical malpractice is involved, the negligent actions of one or more health care professionals, a hospital, or a birthing center will be at issue.

    Root Causes of Infant Seizure

    There are various root causes of infant seizures. Many are avoidable, preventable, or treatable with proper care. The causes include:

    • Cerebral Palsy: Movement disorder caused by brain injury during birth
    • Birth Trauma to the Head: Trauma from birth tools or blunt force
    • Infections: Infections acquired from the mother, medical personnel, or the hospital
    • Hypoxia: Oxygen deprivation
    • Maternal Illness: Preeclampsia and other conditions.

    These principal causes of infant seizure all impact the brain in one form or another. The question is: What causes these conditions to come about? If the answer is medical malpractice, the victim and their family may have a case for damages.

    Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or technician, acts or fails to act in a way that violates clear and required standards of medical care. Common instances of medical malpractice that may lead to infant seizures include:

    • Failure to monitor
    • Failure to take appropriate action
    • Using unsafe or improper tools and equipment (e.g., forceps, vacuum)
    • Inexperience
    • Lack of training
    • Failure to treat preeclampsia
    • Negligent supervision
    • Negligent staffing
    • Overworked personnel
    • Sanitary and hygiene issues.

    Your infant seizure lawyer in Kansas will work diligently to gather the evidence necessary to prove your claim. In Kansas, attorneys need not file a certificate or affidavit of merit before pursuing medical malpractice damages. However, a special review panel may be convened to review the merits of the case at the request of either party.


    Compensation in infant seizure cases covers economic and noneconomic losses, including:

    • Medical expenses
    • Loss of income
    • Expenses related to medical travel
    • In-home care expenses
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Pain and suffering.

    Keep in mind that Kansas law sets a cap on non-economic damages. Damages that lack an economic component are non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. The current cap is set at $350,000. There is, however, no cap on the economic damages a plaintiff may seek.

    Call (785) 233-1836 today for a free consultation with an infant seizure lawyer in Kansas. Your losses matter, and Palmer Law Group can potentially help you get justice.

    Understanding Infant Seizures

    There are several different types of infant seizures, each with its own characteristics and symptoms. There is also overlap between some of the categories. In every case, seizures are concerning events that need medical attention.

    Partial Seizures

    Partial seizures come about due to electrical discharges in only one area of the brain. They can be either simple or complex. Simple partial seizures are characterized by partial body rigidity, which is most often isolated to one area or group of muscles. Infants do not lose consciousness when having a simple partial seizure.

    Complex partial seizures, on the other hand, impact larger areas of the brain than simple partial seizures, leading to different symptoms and effects. Infants having complex partial seizures might suddenly cease all activity and put on a blank stare before seizing. In most cases, their actions are chaotic and confused.

    Generalized Seizures

    Generalized seizures impact both hemispheres of the brain and eventually lead to a loss of consciousness. The most common type of generalized seizure is a grand mal seizure, which is defined by a stiffening of the muscles throughout the body and a loss of consciousness. Infants may also experience trouble breathing and begin drooling.

    Petit mal seizures cause infants to abruptly lose consciousness or awareness for a brief moment and then snap out of it. During the seizure, the infant will become unresponsive to stimuli and appear to be staring off into the distance.

    Palmer Law Group works diligently for maximum compensation for clients.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our team receives many questions about infant seizure cases. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.

    How long do I have to seek compensation for losses associated with infant seizure?

    Infant seizure cases must be pursued within two years of the negligent act. In cases of infant seizure, the harm done may not become apparent until days, months, or longer after the negligence. In these cases, the statute of limitations does not begin until the seizures are discovered or should have been discovered. That said, there is an overall time limit of four years from the date of the injurious event.

    For minors, however, an exception exists. The exception provides minors with an extended statute of limitations that does not begin running until their 18th birthday. After turning 18, minors then have two years to take action.

    Can I afford an infant seizure lawyer in Kansas?

    Yes. Payment for your lawyer’s fees comes from the settlement or verdict. If your attorney recovers nothing, you owe nothing. This means your infant seizure lawyer in Kansas will get started on your case without any upfront payments. They will also cover the costs of the claim or lawsuit until the case has concluded.

    How much compensation will I get for an infant seizure claim?

    Your compensation total will depend on the extent of the losses involved as well as the experience of your infant seizure lawyer in Kansas. Palmer Law fights for maximum compensation all the way through trial if necessary. You can rely on our team to look after your financial interests at every step of the process..

    Should I be communicating with the doctors or nurses involved in my case?

    During the compensation process, it is best to refrain from speaking with the health care professional who played a role in your case. It is equally important to avoid communicating with the medical malpractice insurance adjusters handling your case. They want nothing more than to pay as little compensation as possible.

    Contact us for more answers to questions about infant seizures and to speak with an infant seizure lawyer in Kansas.

    Our Infant Seizure Lawyer Is Ready to Help

    Take a Step Toward Compensation

    Infant seizures are frightening, painful, and all too common. Sadly, many cases of infant seizure are preventable and come about due to medical malpractice. When this is the case, the victims may pursue significant compensation for their losses.

    Has your infant suffered seizures due to someone else’s negligence? Contact Palmer Law Group for a free consultation and case review at (785) 233-1836.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]