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Many times a medical professional's negligence or wrongdoing during the delivery of a newborn is the primary cause of cerebral palsy. In order to receive money for the injuries your newborn has suffered you have to prove that it was the doctor's negligence or wrongdoing that caused the cerebral palsy. However, proving that it was the doctor's negligence or wrongdoing can be extremely difficult without the right attorney.
There is no exact number for how much your damages could be. However, you can recover things like past and future damages for medical bills, lost wages, reduced earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and sometimes even punitive damages (damages to “punish” the person).
The following is a list of treatment methods that seem widely recommended and in use by health care professionals for cerebral palsy:
Surgeons are working on an experimental procedure intended to reduce spasticity in the legs by inhibiting the extent of stimulation of nerves involved in the contractures, but it is too early to assess its effectiveness.
Although there is no known cure for cerebral palsy at present, researchers are actively developing a variety of treatment methods, but their work is focused primarily on the management of symptoms and enhancing the quality of life. Sadly, the damage and resulting symptoms of cerebral policy are irreversible, at least, thus far. The range of treatment for cerebral palsy may include physical therapy, drug therapy, or even surgery, depending on the needs of the individual patient. If cerebral palsy has affected your child or a member of your family and you believe it is the result of medical malpractice, please consult with a cerebral palsy attorney listed on this site to begin your initial consultation to discuss your litigation options.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills, and other complications. Before taking legal action or trying to negotiate a settlement on your own, you should talk to an attorney about your case. You can search LawInfo’s legal directory to find a local birth injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can level the playing field, help you protect your rights, and put you in the best position for recovering the compensation that you deserve.
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