Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
Birth Injury Lawyers Explain What to Know About Filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
Brain injuries sustained at birth may have a lasting impact on a child’s life. Injuries resulting in conditions like cerebral palsy may require a lifetime of treatment for symptoms, which can quickly become costly for families. Our birth injury attorneys represent children and families to help them obtain the long-term care they need and deserve through compensation. Below, we discuss what to know about a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis resulted from medical negligence or malpractice, consider speaking with any of our Chicago based cerebral palsy lawyers. Discuss your situation with us to learn more about your options to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
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Can I File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
Every case is different, but you may have legal options to hold the responsible parties accountable. Viable cerebral palsy lawsuits must establish:
- Duty. You must prove that the healthcare provider had a legal obligation or duty to treat you and/or your child. Medical records or other documents may be shown to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed.
- Breach of duty. You must show that the healthcare provider breached that duty to you and/or your child by failing to meet the standard of care.
- Causation. You must show that medical negligence caused you and/or your child to incur damages. Examples of damages may include past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of future earning potential.
- Harm. You must prove that the healthcare provider’s breach of duty directly or indirectly caused your and/or your child’s birth injury.
At no cost or risk to you, a cerebral palsy attorney from our firm can discuss your unique situation during a free consultation. We can help you understand your potential legal options.
How Long Do I Have to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
Each state has its own statute of limitations, which dictates how long you have to file a claim. A cerebral palsy lawsuit generally falls under your state’s medical malpractice statute of limitations. If you miss your state’s deadline, then you may lose your right to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit forever.
A cerebral palsy attorney can help you understand your legal options and your state’s deadlines. Use our interactive United States map to learn more about the statute of limitations in your state.
How Much Will it Cost Me to File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
Our birth injury lawyers take cerebral palsy cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any upfront fees for hiring us. We only recover fees and expenses if we obtain a verdict or settlement for your case.
What Damages Am I Entitled to in a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
Children with cerebral palsy often need a lifetime of treatments and therapies to help with their symptoms. You may be able to recover compensation for damages to help with these costs and other expenses. However, some states have caps on the amount of damages you can recover in a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
You may be entitled to economic damages and/or noneconomic damages. Economic damages may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages of a parent or guardian
- Out-of-pocket costs
Noneconomic damages may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of ability to live a normal life
- Loss of future earning potential
How Can a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer From Your Firm Help Me?
We may be able to help you obtain compensation for the long-term care your child deserves while navigating the complexities associated with litigation. More specifically, our cerebral palsy attorneys may be able to help you in the following ways:
- Discuss your unique situation
- Answer any legal questions you may have about your situation
- Help you understand your potential legal options
- Investigate medical records and help determine whether malpractice occurred
- Determine whether you have a viable birth injury claim
- Offer compassionate representation and extensive experience handling cases similar to yours
- Potentially hold the responsible parties accountable for damages
Discuss Your Child’s Birth Injury With Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
We have vast experience handling cerebral palsy cases, and have a proven history of advocating for families affected by birth injuries. Our cerebral palsy lawyers provide the legal counseling and advocacy you may need to take action against a negligent health care provider.