My son has cerebral palsy. What Do I Do Now?

Cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice 

Most people don't know where to start when it comes to investigating a medical malpractice claim. Liability may seem clear or obvious, but you don't know the statutes or the process, or what your case may be worth.

If you have a child with Cerebral Palsy, you have a lot to think about.

THE FIRST THING that we always do with a potential medical malpractice claim is RESEARCH.

We have a specific system we've developed that we customize for every family.

This is in addition to ordering a full copy of the medical records associated with your child's (or niece/nephew/cousin) birth because the primary cause of Cerebral Palsy is asphyxia (which means, the child's brain went too long without getting proper oxygen). This may be due to a delayed Cesarean birth, to acceleration or deceleration of the baby's heartbeat (fetal distress), preeclampsia (maternal distress) and other types of medical mistakes that happen as a result of violating Patient Safety Rules.

Once violations of the patient safety rules, or the standards of care a patient should get, are established by the medical experts we work with to analyze your case, we wait for the appropriate time to file the lawsuit, with the statute of limitations in mind.  This depends on your child's specific injury and whether that requires waiting so we can accurately assess whether the child is hitting developmental milestones and benchmarks. Most of the time, we will have your child examined by an independent physician to help determine the extent of his harms.  A lot of what needs to be done will depend on how developmentally delayed the child might be and how much care he or she will require over the course of their lifetime. 

We are different than a lot of other firms because we wait to see the whole picture before we file the lawsuit.

And we will be with you, the parents, aunts, uncles, and other family members throughout the whole process. 

Is there a child in your life who has Cerebral Palsy or other types of developmental delays, and you are wondering what the next steps might be? The good news is, if we take your case, you don't have to worry about the next steps because we are taking care of it. And you don't have to worry about whether or not you can afford us, because we don't take a fee unless we make a recovery for you.

Call us today at 202-393-3320 to get started with a no-risk, no obligation free consultation.