When Cerebral Palsy Didn’t Have to Happen
Cerebral palsy occurs when the brain is damaged before, during or shortly after birth. In many cases, the cause of the brain trauma cannot be determined and it is impossible to know what might have been done to prevent it. But in other cases, doctors and health care practitioners make mistakes that lead to brain damage in an otherwise healthy infant.
Malpractice Causes Cerebral Palsy When:
If your or your loved ones have been victim of such negligence, you must contact a cerebral palsy lawyer now!
- Seizures shortly after birth go unnoticed
- Mistakes are made in prenatal care and in the delivery room
- CPR is used improperly following birth
- Forceps are used excessively
- Complications arise from emergency C-sections
- The infant undergoes certain testing--such as X-rays--shortly after birth
- Other forms of negligence occur.
Five out of every 1000 children born in the U.S. suffers birth injury. If the injury was caused because the treating physician fails to adequately assess or respond to conditions or complications during pregnancy or delivery and results in a life-altering diagnosis of cerebral palsy, you need to learn more about your legal options. You need a cerebral palsy lawyer experienced in litigation to help you understand your rights so you can spend your time caring for your child.
When You Need to Take Legal Action About Cerebral Palsy
In Cerebral Palsy Cases Several Parties Can Share Liability:
- The doctor or team of doctors
- The hospital, nurses and other care providers
- A private practice
- The manufacturer of a medication
Chad Pinkerton: The Expert Cerebral Palsy LawyerA knowledgeable cerebral palsy lawyer can determine which parties may be subject to liability based upon the facts and laws governing your situation. Discovering that your child has a life-long medical condition that could have been avoided is an emotional situation.
Chad Pinkerton’s experience enables him to effectively cut through the complicated layers of liability that can exist in cerebral palsy cases and provide recourse to suffering families. A champion for his clients' legal rights, he has recovered millions of dollars in damages. His background in medicine and expertise in the courtroom ensure that he communicates clearly with medical personnel, stands firm against opposing counsel, and deftly cross-examines experts at trial.
Pinkerton law firm cerebral palsy lawyers have the knowledge and experience to make the jury care about your family’s loss of quality of life, and make them understand they are empowered to help you with the expenses you will bear in the future.