Cerebral Palsy: Frequently Asked Questions
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At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., we specialize in medical malpractice and birth injury claims. If your child is suffering the consequences of your doctor’s mistakes, we encourage you to learn more about your rights and legal options by consulting a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney at our firm.
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How Is Cerebral Palsy Linked to Birth Injuries?
Unfortunately, an astounding number of cerebral palsy cases are linked to preventable birth injuries. All it takes is one mistake on the part of your doctor to result in lifelong consequences for your child.
Some of the most common mistakes made during childbirth include:
- Failing to address a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Failing to convert to a C-section when necessary
- Failing to respond to changes in the fetal heart rate
- Failing to identify possible infections in the mother
- Failing to diagnose or treat jaundice in a timely manner
- Misuse of forceps or a vacuum during delivery
- Delaying delivery, resulting in oxygen deprivation
What Types of Compensation Can I Pursue?
If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, there is a good chance that they will need lifelong medical care. They may also need special accommodations and assistive equipment in the home and long-term physical therapy and physiotherapy. With the help of our firm, you can seek compensation for all of these costs, as well as for the emotional pain and suffering your child’s condition has caused.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Qualified Attorney?
When you seek representation from a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., you won’t be expected to pay anything upfront or out-of-pocket. Since we accept cases on a contingency fee basis, you will only be expected to pay for our services if we win your case. This means that you can benefit from the help of qualified attorney without worrying about the cost.
Do I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?
In order to prove that your child’s condition was caused by medical negligence, you must be able to establish a few key elements. First, you must be able to show that a doctor-patient relationship existed. Next, you must have clear proof that your doctor acted in a negligent manner. And finally, you must be able to establish that your doctor’s negligence actually caused your child’s cerebral palsy.