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If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect is related to medical negligence during delivery, you may be able to receive compensation to help cover ongoing medical expenses and care related to your child’s condition. Doctors, nurses, and hospitals have a responsibility to provide care in keeping with the best practices in their profession, and when they do not, it should not fall to your family to bear the cost of their error.
This page contains some background information about cerebral palsy, but the best way to learn about your options is to talk to a lawyer in person. Please call 312-957-4166 or email Willens Law Offices to schedule a FREE consultation at either of our Chicago-area locations.
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a number of disorders that impair a person’s muscle control. Cerebral palsy often develops when a child is young, and generally remains constant throughout life. Cerebral palsy problems to look for include:
Doctors will typically diagnose cerebral palsy at around age 3.
In addition to muscle control problems, cerebral palsy sufferers often experience other developmental problems, such as vision and hearing disorders and learning difficulties, though these are not always considered part of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy has many potential causes, include an infection during pregnancy, genetic defects, and brain injury during a baby’s first years. One unfortunately common cause of cerebral palsy is birth injury due to medical negligence.
During a prolonged or difficult birth, your child can experience a lack of oxygen to the brain, resulting in permanent damage to the motor control centers. This can result in cerebral palsy. When doctors and other healthcare providers fail to recognize your baby’s distress during birth and respond appropriately, they may be held responsible for medical malpractice.
The Chicago cerebral palsy lawyers of Willens Law Offices can help you obtain compensation from negligent doctors, nurses, healthcare providers, and hospitals that are responsible for your baby’s injury. Possible damages can include compensation for:
The amount of compensation that may be available depends on the type and degree of cerebral palsy suffered by your child and the degree of negligence on the part of your doctors.
Holding a doctor responsible for a medical error is challenging and requires the help of experienced lawyers who have worked on this type of case before and know how to assemble and utilize expert testimony on your behalf. We hope to be able to settle your case quickly and fairly for you, but we are always prepared to fight for your rights if necessary. And of course our record of successful cases speaks for itself.
Regardless of how you or a loved one was injured, the Chicago cerebral palsy lawyers of Willens Law Offices offer a FREE consultation about your legal rights and options. Please call 312-957-4166 or contact Willens Law Offices as soon as possible to find out how we can help you.
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