Cerebral Palsy

Every parent hopes their newborn is safe and healthy. You spend nine long months doing everything you can to give your child a good start in life. However, our Atlanta birth injury attorneys know that some things can go horribly wrong during the childbirth process.  

Giving birth is now safer than ever due to great strides in medical technology and improved prenatal care. However, complications can still arise during childbirth that can put the health and life of the mother and child at risk.

If your infant was afflicted with cerebral palsy during childbirth, our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys can determine if it was due to negligence by the delivery team. If so, we can help you get the compensation you’ll need for your child’s long-term medical care. 

Call Malone Law at (770) 390-7550 in Atlanta, GA to get a free assessment of your case and answers to all your questions.  

How Our Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Cerebral Palsy Claim 

How Our Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Cerebral Palsy Claim 

While most births occur as they should, sometimes mistakes are made during the process that can have profound effects on your child. Cerebral palsy is one of them.  

We have decades of experience representing families who have experienced difficult childbirths resulting in injury or death to their infants. 

Some of the more difficult birth injury cases we’ve tackled involve: 

When these injuries are the result of a medical error, getting full and fair compensation can be difficult. The medical care providers and their insurance companies will deny liability and throw every roadblock they can in front of you. 

We are your first line of defense and offense. We’ll protect you against insurance companies who use unscrupulous tactics to deny you the financial recovery to which you’re entitled. Getting justice for your child starts with a call to Malone Law to arrange for your free case evaluation. Call today for a consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.

Childbirth Errors that Can Cause Cerebral Palsy 

Cerebral palsy is a group of neuromuscular disorders that can impact people in various ways. It may negatively hinder the ability to move and affect muscle tone, muscle control, balance, or posture.  

Every year, 10,000 babies are born with cerebral palsy. While it’s not curable and, therefore, a lifelong disability, cerebral palsy can be managed through medication, physical therapy, surgery, and other forms of treatment. 

The majority of cerebral palsy cases are due to damage to the baby’s brain during birth. These injuries can sometimes be attributable to negligence or medical malpractice

Some common errors that may result in cerebral palsy include:

  • Failure to perform a Cesarean section in a timely manner
  • Incorrect use of a vacuum or forceps
  • Overlooking and failing to treat the mother’s infections
  • Failure to reposition the baby when it’s in the breech position
  • Any other act that deprives the baby of oxygen

You have the burden of proving that your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of medical malpractice. Physicians and hospitals have the financial resources to fight claims like these. You need someone in your corner who can fight back just as hard. You need Malone Law.

What Is My Atlanta Cerebral Palsy Case Worth?

Putting a dollar figure on your child’s medical condition may feel unseemly. However, the reality is that cerebral palsy is a serious permanent condition that requires costly, long-term medical care. 

If your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay the financial price of that mistake, which may include the following expenses:

  • Specialized equipment to aid in mobility
  • In-home care
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Special education
  • Surgeries
  • Other ongoing medical care costs

A parent of a child with cerebral palsy may have to either quit or scale back their job to provide constant care for their child. They may also have to invest in home modifications to make it more accessible for their child, as well as purchase modified vehicles and other mobility aids.  

The list of expenses is long, and they will likely be recurring. It’s difficult to estimate the value of your cerebral palsy claim without thoroughly analyzing the specifics of your child’s case, but it could involve millions of dollars.

To ensure you’re getting fair compensation for your child’s cerebral palsy, you need a law firm like Malone Law that has a proven track record of getting exceptional results. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our medical malpractice clients.

If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to a birth error, we’ll go over your legal rights with you and work hard to recover every dollar to which you’re entitled. Schedule your free consultation today by giving us a call. 

Contact Our Atlanta Birth Injury Attorneys For a Free Consultation To Discuss Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy

Physicians and other medical care providers are human, which means they can make mistakes. However, that doesn’t excuse negligent acts that result in injury to you or your baby.  

If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy because of a birth error, you’ll have to deal with the physical and emotional consequences for a lifetime. However, you don’t have to suffer the financial fallout as well. 

Learn more about your legal rights by calling Malone Law at (770) 390-7550. We’ll set you up with a free consultation, conduct a thorough analysis of your claim, and put together a legal strategy that meets your child’s needs.