Cerebral Palsy Injury Attorneys
Cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting motor skills, movement, muscle tone and posture. It can also lead to vision, hearing and speech problems as well as learning disabilities. Cerebral palsy is the result of brain damage, and it often occurs during the birthing process. Below are some of the causes of cerebral palsy during labor and delivery:
- Traumatic head injury often through the use of forceps or a vacuum to assist with delivery;
- Lack of oxygen to the brain during labor from umbilical cord prolapse or umbilical cord strangulation;
- Infant infections such as meningitis and others;
- Maternal infections like rubella, chicken pox, toxoplasmosis, syphillis, etc.
Infants with cerebral palsy require a life-time of medical care from a variety of doctors including pediatricians, neurologists, orthopedists, physical therapists and more. Many parents of children with cerebral palsy are concerned, and rightfully so, about who will take care of their child once they are gone or of advanced age. And we are here to help with those concerns. If your child's cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of the birthing team, justice demands the doctor, nurse or hospital's insurance company be responsible for the tremendous cost associated with caring for the injured child and for the injury itself.
If you believe your child has cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, one of our experienced birth injury attorneys may be able to help you and your family. For more than 70 years, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day have been representing children who have been the victims of substandard medical care. John Day is board-certified in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. His experience and reputation resulted in John being asked to testify in front of the Tennessee Legislature on recent changes to Tennessee's medical malpractice laws. And, our on-staff nurse is available to help with your medical concerns and questions. We invite you to review some of our birth injury case results especially those related to cerebral palsy.
We handle all birth injury cases on a contingency basis so we do not get paid unless we recover money for you. Unlike a lot of lawyers, we advance all case expenses and we never ask our clients to assume costly litigation loans. To learn more about our fees and how we handle case expenses, click here.
If you would like to discuss a potential claim, please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation. But, do not delay. There is a time limit for filing a cerebral palsy claim in Tennessee.
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