Seek the Support of an Experienced Cerebral Palsy Attorney
A diagnosis of cerebral palsy is wrenching for any parent, and it can be even more devastating when the negligent actions of a medical professional are to blame. If you suspect your child's cerebral palsy may be the result of medical malpractice, an experienced and compassionate cerebral palsy attorney at Moody Law serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can provide expert legal support. Our team has extensive experience in this area of law, and we have an objective record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact Moody Law today.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological disorders that develop in children and permanently affect movement and coordination. In some cases, brain malformation will occur during gestation, or a brain injury will happen during delivery or immediately after birth. An untreated infection or pre-eclampsia in the pregnant mother can cause a pre-natal stroke in the developing infant, damaging brain tissue. In a protracted delivery, the infant can be deprived of oxygen or blood vessels in the brain can rupture, causing damage.
Unfortunately, the condition can often be the result of error or negligence on the part of a medical professional, such as:
- Pulling too forcefully with forceps or performing vacuum extraction during delivery
- Allowing labor to last too long without intervention
- Failing to properly monitor the infant during labor or failing to perform a timely cesarean section
- Failing to address a baby's respiratory distress, fever, or a blood condition
If we believe that your child's cerebral palsy was the direct result of another party's actions, we will seek to demonstrate fault and ensure the liable parties are held responsible.
Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Cerebral palsy victims may have trouble walking, grasping objects, communicating and swallowing. Depending upon the severity, there may be need for continuing care and a list of medical devices to purchase. In milder cases, the child can achieve independence and live a normal life, but often there will be continual need for care into adulthood. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a birth injury lawsuit is two years from the time of injury or two years from the time the injury is discovered. This limited time frame makes it extremely important to speak to an attorney as soon as you suspect malpractice has affected your baby.
In cerebral palsy cases, we will seek to obtain maximum compensation to assist with medical expenses and future needs.
At Moody Law, we have been helping malpractice victims for many years, and we are here to provide the unwavering legal support that your family deserves. We can draw upon expert resources to determine liability and accurately assess damages. In cerebral palsy cases, we will seek to obtain maximum compensation to assist with medical expenses and future needs. If we determine that your child's injury was the result of gross negligence, we will also pursue punitive damages.
Contact Our Firm Today
The lawyers and staff members at Moody Law work diligently as a team to maximize the recovery for each individual client. Please contact Moody Law today to schedule a consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer.