Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that permanently inhibit movement and posture.

Cerebral palsy is often caused by damage to the developing brain during pregnancy, birth, or infancy. In many cases, the damage is a result of medical negligence.

If you think a medical professional is responsible for your child's cerebral palsy, contact Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC in Oklahoma City, OK, to request a free consultation.

Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can have many causes, including a stroke that interrupts blood flow to the child's brain in utero, bleeding into the brain before or after birth, and compromised oxygen during delivery. When cerebral palsy is attributed to medical negligence, it often involves:
  • Failure to detect or treat a dangerous health condition or infection occurring during gestation, such as meningitis
  • Failure to order diagnostic tests or a misreading of test results Improper use of the drug Pitocin® to stimulate labor
  • Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord, resulting in brain damage or other birth injury
  • Failure to monitor fetal heartbeat and other vital signs during delivery
  • Failure to detect and respond to a mother’s blood pressure changes during gestation or delivery
  • Failure to plan and schedule a cesarean section required by the baby’s size or position
  • Delay or failure to perform an emergency cesarean section based on medical necessity
  • Negligent use of a vacuum, forceps, or other instrument causing head trauma in the infant

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Cerebral palsy is often due to medical malpractice or medical negligence. If you think your child's birth injury is due to a medical professional's error, put our Oklahoma City personal injury attorney office on your side.

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Secure Just Compensation in the Wake of a Birth Injury

The total lifetime care costs for a child with cerebral palsy exceed one million dollars. Putting a birth injury lawyer on your side is paramount to obtaining the compensation you and your child deserve.

While the State of Oklahoma used to have a cap of $350,000 for non-economic damages in personal injury cases, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared this cap unconstitutional in 2019. You can seek the amount of damages you truly need, and our cerebral palsy attorneys will help you secure it.

Our Oklahoma City law firm knows the tactics hospitals and insurance companies will use to protect their bottom line. We can build a case that can allow justice to triumph over profits. To get started, reach out to our Oklahoma City law firm today.

(405) 607-1400

Cerebral Palsy Is More Common Than You Think

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common childhood disorders in the United States. About 10,000 babies are born every year with the condition. According to CerebralPalsyGuidance.com

You Have Two Years To File Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In Oklahoma, cerebral palsy lawsuits must be filed within two years of the injury or its discovery. Additionally, a minor may file until their 12th birthday. Time is of the essence, so put a cerebral palsy lawyer on your side today to give yourself the best chance of securing fair compensation.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Cerebral Palsy Cases

To hold a medical professional responsible for cerebral palsy, certain key factors must first be established:
"Our Oklahoma law firm doesn't rely on the expertise of a single attorney; with a team of three attorneys, we can pool our knowledge and determine the best course of action for your case."
"Our Oklahoma law firm doesn't rely on the expertise of a single attorney; with a team of three attorneys, we can pool our knowledge and determine the best course of action for your case."

A Doctor-Patient Relationship

You must prove that a medical professional worked with the patient and offered some form of treatment or diagnosis. In a birth injury case, this medical professional could be an OB-GYN, a doctor in the delivery room, a delivery nurse, or the mother's general practitioner.

Proving Substandard Care

Medical professionals are required to meet a certain standard of care. If their actions fail to uphold this standard of care, it can easily result in brain damage to the infant or another preventable birth injury.

Linking Injury to Negligence

To prove medical negligence or malpractice, you must be able to link the medical professional's actions to the birth injury. The doctor's failure to act (like the failure to perform a C-section) must be shown to have caused the child's oxygen deprivation or trauma.

"This law firm is top notch, and I would recommend them on any personal injury lawsuit. They get the job done!" Lisa Boone
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The Tawwater Law Firm

The Tawwater Law Firm is dedicated to representing the people of Oklahoma in various types of personal injury lawsuits. For more than 40 years, our firm has adhered to the highest standards of hard work, professionalism, and responsive care for our clients.

To schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City-based firm, please contact us online or call (405) 607-1400.

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