Cerebral Palsy Attorneys at Duffy & Duffy
The Duffy and Duffy Cerebral Palsy Attorneys have the experience to help families whose child has been the victim of medical malpractice. They are empathetic and supportive, and understand the stress and the changes the medical mistake has brought to your life. We listen, answer questions, and fight to get you financial compensation when proper medical standards were not followed. If you want compensation for your child’s medical bills, special education, and special care call our Cerebral Palsy Attorneys today.
Advice from the Duffy & Duffy Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
There are millions of healthy babies born each year. Unfortunately, thousands and thousands of babies are born with Cerebral Palsy. If you suspect that your child’s Cerebral Palsy was caused by a medical mistake, you need to learn about your rights and what you need to do to protect your child’s future. We will explain what is involved in pursuing your child’s claim and what you can expect to receive in return.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Most people associate a lack of oxygen with the brain injury as the cause of Cerebral Palsy. While this can happen, only 10% of Cerebral Palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Our Cerebral Palsy Attorneys also handle cases where the brain injury of Cerebral Palsy is caused by premature birth, blood disease, maternal infection, jaundice, and other sources of brain injury.
Most (90%) of Cerebral Palsy brain injuries occur before or during birth. A range of medical mistakes can cause this, including:
- waiting too long to order a cesarean,
- forcing the extraction of the baby (forceps or extraction),
- umbilical cord wrapping around your baby’s neck,
- baby was born blue and/or did not cry upon birth,
- baby scored a low Apgar test, indicating various problems,
- negligent acts forcing your baby had to stay in the NICU
- other negligent acts (often commented on by the nurses or other staff comment that something should have been done differently)
Cerebral Palsy damages range from very mild to very severe. Damages included developmental delays, abnormal muscle tone (extremely tight and stiff or ultra relaxed and floppy), abnormal and uncontrolled movements (jerky and abrupt or slow and writhing), and hearing loss. There are also commonly skeletal, speech, vision, dental and bladder/bowel control problems as well.
At Duffy & Duffy we understand Cerebral Palsy and the medical mistakes that can cause it. We also appreciate the long term consequences and the life-long expenses required to care for your child throughout his or her life.
We will carefully evaluate medical records, interview medical expert witnesses, investigate, work within the legal system as well as deal with insurance companies. You can receive financial compensation for life-long expenses for your child by working with a Duffy and Duffy Cerebral Palsy Attorney.
We focus our practice on helping injured people. We have had thousands of medical malpractice cases, including Cerebral Palsy cases. While our past results do not guarantee your success, we have had excellent results with verdicts and settlements in cases involving Cerebral Palsy.
We are well qualified to help you and your family every step of the way so you can focus on what really matters, taking care of your child.
Please contact us today to speak with one of our Cerebral Palsy attorneys.