Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

By Larry A. Tawwater on March 16, 2019

A baby sleepingCerebral palsy is a permanent neurological condition that typically occurs before birth or during labor and delivery. The effects of this condition are long-term and can affect the course of you and your child’s entire life.

If you believe your child may have developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury caused by medical malpractice, an attorney from The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK can help you pursue compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Most often occurring before birth, cerebral palsy is a permanent and incurable disorder caused by damage to the developing brain. The impairment is manageable with treatments, surgery, therapy, medications, and the latest assistive technologies.

However, cerebral palsy is a life-long condition. As a result, victims will need ongoing medical care to treat the condition.

Our attorneys can investigate the circumstances of your case and pursue compensation for short- and long-term medical bills, as well as pain and suffering.

The Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The symptoms of cerebral palsy usually appear during infancy or the preschool years. Generally, cerebral palsy causes movement impairments such as abnormal reflexes, involuntary movements, abnormal posture, unsteady walking, rigid or floppy limbs, or some combination of these.

Movement and coordination challenges associated with cerebral palsy may include:

  • Stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes
  • Stiff muscles with normal reflexes
  • Variations in muscle tone
  • Poor coordination
  • Involuntary movements
  • Delayed motor skills milestones, such as crawling or sitting up
  • Difficulty walking
  • Delayed speech development and difficulty speaking
  • Trouble with precise motions
  • Trouble with balance

Long-term Effects of Cerebral Palsy

While cerebral palsy is typically not life-threatening, its effects are permanent and the damage to the brain does not heal. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition and each case is unique. Some patients may be paralyzed and require continuous care, while others might have slight tremors and require little assistance.

The severity depends on the type of injury, as well as the timing of the injury in terms of the brain’s development.

The good news is that cerebral palsy can be managed with treatment, including medications, therapy, surgery, and more. This can help improve the patient’s quality of life. We will take the cost of this lifelong care into consideration when seeking damages in your case.

You Have Options

If you think your child’s cerebral palsy happened due to medical malpractice, know that you have options. The team of attorneys at The Tawwater Law Firm can investigate the circumstances of your case and pursue compensation for short- and long-term medical bills, as well as pain and suffering.

We can identify the party at fault, which can potentially be the obstetrician or the hospital where your child was delivered.

Contact an Attorney

If you want to find out if you have a case and should pursue compensation, do not hesitate to contact the team of attorneys at The Tawwater Law Firm. We understand this is a sensitive and difficult time, and we treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. Let us help you receive the compensation you are owed by contacting us online or calling (405) 607-1400.

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