Washington Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disorder. Children with cerebral palsy will require lifelong assistance and medical treatment. But with the right intervention, they can live active and fulfilling lives.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by inadequate medical care that occurs before, during, or after childbirth. It’s crucial for hospitals to hire qualified medical staff and give them everything they need to ensure a safe delivery.
If a hospital, doctor, or someone on the delivery team makes a critical error that harms your child, then they should have to pay for it.
The Washington medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have won record-breaking settlements for our clients. Our partner Alex Wilschke focuses his practice on children who suffer cerebral palsy at the hands of negligent doctors.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It can also impair cognitive ability.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy are non-progressive, which means they won’t grow worse over time. But cerebral palsy will continue to impact a person for the rest of their life.
Signs that your child may be suffering from cerebral palsy include:
- Stiff muscles
- Difficulty walking
- Involuntary movement (dyskinesia)
- Poor balance and coordination (Ataxia)
- Milestone delays, such as crawling, walking, and talking
- Inability to feed themselves
- Difficulty with vison and hearing
- Seizure disorder
- Favoring one side of their body
- Difficulty speaking
- Impaired fine motor skills
- Difficulty eating and swallowing
An OB-GYN is a doctor who provides care during pregnancy and childbirth. Your OB-GYN plays a crucial role in the health of your child.
During visits with expectant mothers, an OB-GYN monitors the child’s growth and development. An OB-GYN also oversees the delivery process.
If the OB-GYN or someone on the delivery team makes a careless mistake, it may cause cerebral palsy. It’s also important to carefully observe a newborn while it remains in the hospital.
Doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, and everyone who cares for your child is responsible for protecting its safety. If your child is injured due to substandard care, they may be a victim of medical malpractice.
Medical errors that cause cerebral palsy include:
- Prolonged labor
- Delayed C-section
- Lack of oxygen during birth (perinatal asphyxia)
- Untreated infant jaundice (Kernicterus)
- Failure to resuscitate a newborn
- Failure to notice signs of fetal distress
- Failure to diagnose or treat an infection
- Failure to respond to airway obstruction
- Failure to respond to placental abruption
- Failure to respond to newborn dehydration
- Failure to respond to signs of uterine rupture
- Failure to treat umbilical cord tangling or wrapping
Our team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will investigate the circumstances surrounding your child’s injury. Then we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions harmed your child.
We have extensive experience in birth injury malpractice. Our Washington trial attorneys and the medical experts we consult know how to explain complex medical issues in a way that a jury will understand.
A Washington medical malpractice claim for a child whose cerebral palsy was caused by negligence will include these types of expenses:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Educational resources
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Medical devices
- Wheelchairs and walkers
- Lost income
- Assisted living care
- Pain and suffering
- Communication enhancing technology
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our Washington birth injury attorneys help parents get the resources and assistance you need to take care of your child because all life is precious.
Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a free consultation today.