Cerebral Palsy Injury Attorneys
The birth of a child should be one of the most joyous of occasions but if medical personnel make a mistake it can result in tragedy. During the birthing process, a child can suffer a brain injury which can lead to cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a very serious disorder affecting motor skills, movement, muscle tone and posture. It can also lead to vision, hearing and speech problems as well as learning disabilities. 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 will 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 deeply concerned, and rightfully so, about who will take care of their child once they are gone or of advanced age. And our award-winning lawyers are here to help with those concerns. If your child's cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of the birthing team, fairness 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 30 years, the attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. 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 changes to Tennessee's medical malpractice laws. He has twice been named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year (Nashville area) by Best Lawyers, and he has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in medical malpractice every year since 2007. And, our on-staff, registered 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, we offer a no-charge, no-obligation consultation. Simply call us at one of our three office locations or toll-free to discuss your case:
Or if you prefer, you can easily contact us online and we will promptly call you. But, please do not delay. There is a time limit for filing a cerebral palsy claim in Tennessee.
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