Cerebral Palsy Lawyer New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
The diagnosis of cerebral palsy in a newborn infant can be devastating for parents. Though cerebral palsy often manifests for unknown reasons, it can occur as the result of a birth injury caused by a negligent health care provider. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer can help you investigate the diagnosis and determine whether medical malpractice played a role. When a child suffers as the result of a medical professional's failure to recognize signs of fetal distress and deliver a baby before serious injury occurs, parents may be able to obtain compensation for the cost of immediate and future medical care, ongoing physical therapy, and other expenses.
At Locks Law Firm, our personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys have successfully litigated many birth injury claims. For an evaluation of your claim, contact an experienced cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer today.
About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of chronic disorders that generally affect motor skills, muscle tone, and muscle movement. The effects of cerebral palsy vary from mild to severe. Victims may be affected only on one side of the body, or in the lower extremities more than the upper. In the most serious cases, the entire body is affected, making full-time care a necessity.
Studies suggest that about one in every five children diagnosed with cerebral palsy sustained a preventable brain injury that led to the disorder. If this is the case, it may provide grounds for a birth injury lawsuit handled by one of our lawyers.
Many parents of children with cerebral palsy are totally unaware that their child's condition may have been caused by a preventable birth injury. At Locks Law Firm, a New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer can discuss your child's situation and determine whether a medical malpractice suit may be justified. Contact our personal injury attorneys for a consultation.
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Cerebral Palsy Prognosis
According to an estimate by the Centers for Disease Control, the additional lifetime costs for an individual with cerebral palsy is roughly $921,000 (2003 study); this total includes physical therapy, medical treatment, and everyday care. To offset these medical costs, Locks Law Firm is committed to helping our clients obtain as much financial compensation as they are legally entitled.
Though there is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, medical treatment can greatly increase a child's capabilities and adult independence can even be possible in many cases if the disability is properly managed during childhood. We can help you obtain the means to provide your child with the best quality of life possible if your child's condition resulted from medical negligence. Contact the offices of Locks Law today to speak with a New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area cerebral palsy or birth injury lawyer.
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Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy
If your child's cerebral palsy is the result of a birth injury caused by a negligent caregiver, a lawyer from Locks Law Firm can help you secure compensation to cover the tremendous financial burden imposed by the care necessary for a child with cerebral palsy.
Many parents who have children with cerebral palsy have paid for years of expensive care that might not have been necessary if a medical caregiver had acted properly. For such parents, a New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer can perform a detailed investigation to determine if negligence occurred before, during, or shortly after the birth.
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Contact a Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Lawyer
If you know or suspect your child's cerebral palsy resulted from the negligent actions of a medical caregiver, a New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer from Locks Law Firm can help you determine if there is liability and achieve the compensation you need to provide your child with quality care. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation today.
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