North Carolina Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
A child who is suffering from cerebral palsy can have a rich and fulfilling life. However, they may require several types of medical intervention and round-the-clock personal assistance. Caring for a child with cerebral palsy is difficult and can generate an array of costs and expenses for your family.
Cerebral palsy is often caused by oxygen deprivation or when someone on the delivery team physically mishandles an infant. Your child’s health is precious, and there’s no excuse for careless behavior committed by highly-trained medical professionals.
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury, this may be a case of medical malpractice. Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping malpractice victims and their families get the resources they need for over four decades. During that time, we’ve won record-breaking verdicts and settlements.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will file a claim or lawsuit to help you get the resources you need to care for your child so you and your family can continue to enjoy Lake Norman, Biltmore Village, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other attractions that North Carolina has to offer.
Our trial attorneys hold an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble, which signifies the highest ethical standards and legal ability. We have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating agency that lists outstanding attorneys based on peer recommendations.
Call our North Carolina cerebral palsy attorneys at (877) 433-3906 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge today.
Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders. A person living with cerebral palsy requires various types of medical treatment, including doctor’s office visits to see orthopedic surgeons, eye doctors, and other specialists. There is no cure for cerebral palsy.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Limited motor control
- Difficulty eating and swallowing
- Uncontrollable movements
- Curved spine (scoliosis)
- Vision and hearing loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Muscle spasms
- Lack of muscle tone
- Unusual posture
- Difficulty speaking
- Lack of bladder control
A birth injury is any harm suffered by a child before, during, or shortly after the birthing process. Birth injuries are often caused by delivery room errors. An OB/GYN is a doctor who specializes in childbirth and women’s reproductive health. It’s the OB/GYN’s job to look after both mother and child during pregnancy by screening for diseases, infections, and other medical conditions that may cause birth injuries.
An OB/GYN leads the delivery room team, but in North Carolina, a child may also be delivered by a certified nurse-midwife. Doctors, nurses, and everyone on the delivery room team have an important role to play to protect the child, and they must constantly monitor the baby’s health.
Mistakes made by medical professionals that cause birth injuries include:
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to monitor fetal distress
- Delayed C-section
- Untreated jaundice
- Improper birthing techniques
- Failure to respond to umbilical cord tangling
- Failure to treat maternal preeclampsia
- Failure to respond to fetal abruption
- Failure to respond to airway obstruction
- Failure to diagnose and treat fetal disease or infection
- Failure to exercise care when performing vacuum-assisted delivery
Many types of professional intervention are required to care for a child with cerebral palsy. Healthcare professionals will design a plan to provide for the child’s physical, psychological, educational, and medical needs.
Interventions for a person living with cerebral palsy may include:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Assisted living care
- Housing assistance
- Hearing and vision assistance
- Psychological counseling
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has a history of success in birth injury medical malpractice cases. In fact, our partner, Jim Puga, focuses his practice on helping families with children who suffer cerebral palsy at the hands of negligent doctors.
Our North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys will investigate your child’s medical records and interview witnesses. Then, we’ll file a claim or lawsuit against anyone whose negligent actions injured your child. This may include:
- Birthing centers
Caring for a child with cerebral palsy places a tremendous burden on a family. A patient with cerebral palsy will require a lifetime of medical treatment and caretaking. Their family will likely face astronomical medical bills and other expenses.
A North Carolina birth injury claim filed by Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. includes the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- In-home nursing care
- Medical devices
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Educational assistance and technology
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve dedicated our legal practice to helping people who have been injured by the careless actions of others. Our experienced North Carolina trial lawyers have taken on some of the most powerful interests in the nation, and we won’t be intimidated by anybody in our pursuit of justice.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more about your legal rights and options today.