I am sorry to hear about your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis. In many cases, another person or company is responsible for an incident that led to the development of cerebral palsy in your child. If that happens, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for damages. In order to do so, you need to gather all of the relevant facts, build a legal argument, and present a persuasive case during the trial.
Normally, in order to win a cerebral palsy case, you must be able to prove that your child was injured, someone else had a duty to your child that was breached that resulted in those injuries, and what type of damages your child has. If you are successful, you can recover damages on behalf of your child. Typically, those damages include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and more.
If a child develops cerebral palsy, it is not always someone else’s fault. Cerebral palsy generally occurs because of injuries to or disorders of the brain. Cerebral palsy can occur before, during, or after childbirth. Specifically, there may be a problem during the pregnancy, such as oxygen deprivation or a rupture of blood vessels. During childbirth, oxygen to the brain may be affected for a number of reasons. Cerebral palsy can even develop after childbirth, as a result of infection, trauma, or another event.
Cerebral palsy affects everyone differently. In some cases, it can be mild, or it can have far-reaching effects. It can reduce a person’s ability to speak, walk, and grow. It can paralyze the muscular system and affect coordination and reflexes.
If you believe that a third party’s actions were responsible for your child developing cerebral palsy, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation. You can also learn more about us on our YouTube channel.