A cerebral palsy attorney knows that parents who receive this diagnosis have many questions. How did this happen? Who was responsible? In many cases, no one can determine the cause of a child’s cerebral palsy (CP). However, in about 10,000 cases a year, medical error contributes to this disorder. If you believe that a medical mistake caused your child’s CP, you should reach out to a cerebral palsy attorney.
With the first call to our office, we begin gathering information. Our cerebral palsy attorney will spend time listening to your situation. Next, we work to obtain the medical records from the hospital or birthing center. Then we have a physician or other qualified medical professional review the records. These medical experts look to see if the care provided to your child meets the established standards of care. The cerebral palsy attorney will investigate the circumstances that occurred at the time of the birth injury. Next, the attorney will identify the defendants in the case, which are often the physician, medical staff, or even the hospital itself. Once the defendants are established, the attorney will gather all other supporting information about your case.
Our birth injury attorneys have the experience and skill you need. We work with experts in obstetrics before filing your lawsuit. This helps us to provide a very individualized investigation and evaluation of your case. We have years of experience fighting against large healthcare organizations and insurance agencies to hold medical professionals responsible for their errors.
Many birth injuries are not noticeable immediately after birth. Some birth injuries take months, or even years, to fully come to light. For that reason, Pennsylvania has an extended statute of limitations for birth injury claims. For example, other personal injury cases in Pennsylvania have a statute of limitations of just two years. This means that the lawsuit must be filed within two years accident or injury. However, Pennsylvania law made an exception to that statute of limitations for birth injury claims. The state of Pennsylvania allows a birth injury lawsuit to be filed up until the child’s 20th birthday.
Birth injury cases can be very complicated. It is important that you seek the help of a cerebral palsy attorney who is experienced in children with birth injuries. The attorney you choose should have the expertise to steer through the complex legal and medical issues of your case. Our birth injury attorneys are caring, dedicated, skilled and knowledgeable.
We help to answer the question all parents have in this situation – Why did this happen to my child? When the answer to that question is that physician error caused the injury, our attorneys can seek out compensation to help make things right. We understand the enormous financial costs associated with medical care for a birth injury and will seek out compensation to help you get the care your child deserves.
Contact a cerebral palsy attorney from our firm today and learn about how you can take the first step towards filing a claim and helping your child. Our services are completely risk-free; we earn no money unless we win your case.
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