Cerebral Palsy at Birth
Cerebral palsy is a devastating condition that can occur during birth or in the first few years of life due to a number of reasons. In some cases, it may have a genetic cause. In others, it may be caused by an infection or deprivation of oxygen to the brain.
At the law firm of Steinberg Goodman & Kalish in Chicago, we represent families in cases when cerebral palsy was due to preventable causes. Our lawyers have obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in birth injury cases to help parents deal with the extraordinary costs of caring for their children. We represent clients throughout Illinois.
Did your child suffer cerebral palsy due to an error during labor or delivery? Contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule a free consultation.
Was My Child’s Cerebral Palsy Preventable?
In some cases, there is nothing a doctor or hospital could have done to prevent a child from developing cerebral palsy. If this is the case for your child, you would not have a case of medical malpractice against the doctor or hospital.
However, if your child suffers from cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation during the labor and delivery process, it may be due to either a lack of appropriate monitoring or a failure to respond appropriately to fetal stress. Improvements in the delivery process, in some cases in response to medical malpractice lawsuits, have helped to reduce the number of babies who develop cerebral palsy.
Our Chicago birth injury lawyers have extensive experience identifying medical mistakes that lead to conditions such as cerebral palsy. If your child has developed cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, our lawyers will seek maximum compensation to help you and your child deal with the significant financial issues you will face. Children with cerebral palsy often need special medications, medical devices such as motorized wheel chairs, special vehicles, and home modifications such as ramps, and ongoing medical care and therapy that can cost millions of dollars. Our lawyers will work with medical experts and financial planners to ensure that we demand enough compensation to meet your child’s needs now and in the future when you are no longer capable of providing your child’s care.
Contact Our Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys
There is no cost or obligation to discuss your child’s cerebral palsy case with an attorney at our firm. Call 312-445-9084 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. If you are unable to travel to us, we will come to you.