Wyoming Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Legal Help After Your Child Has Been Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy in Wyoming
Cerebral palsy causes severe physical limitations and medical complications that will last a lifetime. And half of all patients with cerebral palsy also suffer from learning disabilities. Taking care of someone with cerebral palsy and providing them with the necessary medical treatment, assisted living, and other types of support costs millions of dollars.
Medical errors that are committed in the prenatal period, during delivery, or shortly thereafter may cause cerebral palsy. That’s why it’s so important for hospitals to hire qualified doctors, nurses, and staff.
Hospital administrators must also provide the necessary training and develop the right procedures to eliminate mistakes that cause cerebral palsy. Your child’s health is too precious to allow medical professionals to make careless decisions.
The Wyoming birth injury attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. If your child was harmed by medical malpractice, we want to hear about it.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a class of neurological disorders that dramatically impact a child’s physical development, impairing their movement and balance. Children with cerebral palsy suffer from reduced muscle control that impacts their physical development and daily activities.
Weakened muscles and diminished growth caused by cerebral palsy leave the patient reliant on others for physical care when it comes to performing basic tasks such as eating, drinking, and using the restroom.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Weak arms and legs
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty speaking
- Curved spine (scoliosis)
- Impaired vison and hearing
- Decreased muscle tone (hypotonia)
- Muscle spasms
- Hip dislocation
- Reduced bladder control
- Sleep problems
Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
There is no cure for cerebral palsy. To live their best life, a patient with cerebral palsy requires a care plan designed by a team of healthcare professionals that includes extensive medical care. Frequent visits to eye doctors, ear doctors, orthopedists, and various types of medical specialists will be needed.
Educational, physical, and other types of intervention are also essential, including:
- Physiotherapy to increase strength, assist movement, and enhance bone growth
- Speech and language therapy
- Special communication equipment, including tablets and computers
- Occupational therapy
- Nursing care
- Housing accommodations
- Pain medication, muscle relaxers, laxatives, and medicine to reduce drooling
How Birth Injuries Cause Cerebral Palsy
Your OB-GYN plays a crucial role in the health of your newborn child. Regular visits during the prenatal period allow your OB-GYN to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding smoothly. During this time, they will screen the baby for viruses such as rubella, chickenpox, cytomegaly virus, and toxoplasmosis that may cause dangerous infections.
Most birth injuries result from mistakes made in the delivery room or by doctors, nurses, and hospital staff shortly after the child is born. Medical errors that cause cerebral palsy include:
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum-assisted delivery
- Oxygen deprivation
- Lack of blood flow
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Fetal distress
- Placental issues
- Uterine rupture
- Untreated jaundice
- Failure to monitor baby’s heart rate
- Failure to diagnose meningitis
- Breech birth complications
- Umbilical cord problems
How Your Birth Injury Attorney Can Help
The experienced Wyoming medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have earned a national reputation by winning record-breaking medical malpractice settlements. We know how to explain complex medical issues in a way juries can understand.
Our team will perform a thorough investigation to find out who is responsible for your child’s injuries. This may include anyone who worked in the delivery room or people who were supposed to monitor your child.
When our investigation is complete, we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to your child’s injuries, which may include:
- Hospital administrators
- Medical technicians
- Manufacturers of faulty medical equipment
Compensation Available for Birth Injuries
The costs of caring for someone with cerebral palsy are astronomical. That’s why a claim against the people who harmed your child will include the following types of expenses:
- A lifetime of medical treatment
- In-home nursing care
- Walkers, wheelchairs, ramps, and vehicle lifts
- Educational technology
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
It’s Nice to Have a Winning Team on Your Side
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve devoted our law practice to helping families like yours get the assistance you need to put your lives back together. The people who harmed you with their careless actions should be forced to pay for what they did.
Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a FREE consultation today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.
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