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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.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified birth injury lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local birth injury attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.