New parents trust in the ability of the medical team to guide them through the labor process. While many births are without issues, there are times when complications or the neglect of a medical professional lead to serious injury. When a family is presented with a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis, it may be time to figure out why it happened. Cerebral Palsy burdens a family with a lifetime of effects, including the need for special care and high medical bills. When it could have been avoided, it is important to fight for compensation and to hold the health care provider accountable. Trombly & Singer, PLLC has over 30 years of experience helping clients seriously injured by negligence. Infants are no exception. If you need a seasoned legal team to fight for your family’s future, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC for a consultation.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
It is a condition that is sometimes caused by a lack of oxygen to the infant’s brain during labor. For some, this has a serious effect on physical development regarding movement, balance, posture, and cognitive functions. Most of these signs are not immediate as the child can develop poor coordination, tremors, and stiff and weak muscles over time. Some of the future signs of Cerebral Palsy include trouble rolling over, sitting, walking, hearing, swallowing, seeing, crawling, and more.
A Lifetime of Consequences
Cerebral Palsy has lifetime effects on a child and the family, financially and emotionally. A child with Cerebral Palsy will need special medical care. He or she will need to be regularly monitored by specialists, pediatricians, and therapists, to name a few. With the uptick in medical costs and other financial impacts, it is important to consult with an attorney that can effectively assess whether the diagnosis was caused by negligence.
Not all Cerebral Palsy cases are caused by negligence. When they are, the family impacted may have cause to bring a lawsuit. With a thorough investigation, our firm will assess the liability of the doctors and nurses involved. If we are successful in proving negligence, you could be entitled to a range of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, special education costs, home accommodations, and more.
Contact our Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Trombly & Singer, PLLC has been a legal resource for clients in the Washington D.C. area for over 30 years. Our firm handles medical malpractice cases because they impact families and those victims deserve compensation. Knowing if the medical staff should be held accountable is complex. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC to discuss your legal matter and get the representation you need.