Taking Legal Action After A Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
Cerebral palsy is a serious lifelong medical condition. In some cases, it’s caused by failures on the part of physicians or medical staff during prenatal care, labor or delivery.
At the Columbus personal injury firm of Colley Shroyer Abraham, we are lawyers who fight for justice on behalf of children with cerebral palsy who were victims of medical negligence. We are well equipped to handle these complex cases. We have more than 40 years of experience and a proven record of multimillion-dollar results.
How Medical Malpractice Contributes To Cerebral Palsy
There are a number of ways that medical malpractice during a child’s delivery can cause cerebral palsy, including:
- Failing to perform a necessary emergency cesarean section (C-section)
- Failure to monitor the fetal monitor strip
- Failure to notice and act when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the child’s neck
- Misuse of medical equipment, such as forceps
- Failure to recognize that the child is being delivered in a breech position
- Failure to monitor for and treat maternal infections
These are just a few of the many ways that medical negligence results in loss of oxygen to the child’s brain, which, in turn, can result in cerebral palsy.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a complicated condition, and it often takes years to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Delays in motor skill development
- Delays in speech development
- Difficulty eating or swallowing
- Muscle stiffness
- Exaggerated reactions
- Lack of muscle coordination
- Difficulty walking
Finding the right specialists is essential for getting a solid diagnosis.
Helping Ensure That Your Child’s Needs Are Met
A child who has cerebral palsy faces a lifetime of difficult issues that require medical care. The cost of that care can be a huge obstacle to making sure that your child’s needs are met. If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by substandard care from a doctor or medical staff, we can help you pursue all appropriate compensation. That compensation can provide for your child’s needs now and years from now.
We will work to include long-term care costs and the costs of other future issues in the compensation we seek for your child.
We Have Obtained Tens Of Millions Of Dollars For Our Clients
At Colley Shroyer Abraham, we have more than 150 combined years of experience. Our exclusive focus on personal injury allows us to offer our clients the premier legal representation their needs deserve. This is especially so for cases involving children such as cerebral palsy sufferers. We are dedicated to helping people secure the financial and medical resources their children need to live the most full lives they can. Let us put our experience and skills to work for you and your child.
For more information on how we have helped people, turn to our verdicts and settlements page.
Contact The Columbus Cerebral Palsy Trial Attorneys Of Colley Shroyer Abraham
If your child was the victim of medical malpractice and suffers from cerebral palsy, ensuring that they are provided for in the future is your top priority. At Colley Shroyer Abraham, we can help you craft a strong case that can create accountability. For a free initial consultation, call 614-678-5072 or contact us online.
We take all cases on a contingency basis, which means that we do not receive any attorney fees unless we win your case.