Atlanta Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Fighting for Families Impacted by Cerebral Palsy Negligence Cases
Cerebral palsy occurs when there is damage to a baby’s developing brain. This can occur before, during, or even after childbirth. Cerebral palsy may severely affect a baby’s physical and cognitive ability, emotional development, communication skills, and behavior. Specifically, cerebral palsy may cause the following:
- Severe muscle spasms
- Speech disorders
- Eating problems
- Sensory impairments
- Learning disabilities
- Urinary incontinence
- Fecal incontinence
- Behavioral disorders
Typical causes of cerebral palsy include birth hypoxia and birth trauma during delivery such as shoulder dystocia.
How Long is the Cerebral Palsy Statute of Limitations?
As a parent you may be concerned that you have identified your child's condition too late to be able to secure compensation for them. However, this is not always the case. In Georgia the medical malpractice statute of limitations in 2 years, however, under certain circumstances individuals may be allowed to file a lawsuit up to 5 years after the incident. This includes situations in which the child's disability could not reasonably be discovered sooner. If you are worried that your claim may be too late, it's important that you discuss your situation with our cerebral palsy attorneys to find out for certain.
Call today to find out how we can help your child and your family start the road to recovering the financial compensation you need to give your child the life they deserve.
Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a progressive disorder. Although the brain damage does not worsen after the initial traumatic event, the symptoms can become more severe over time. A child with cerebral palsy may improve somewhat but only if he or she receives extensive care. Treatment may include one or more of the following:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Water therapy
- Braces and other orthotic devices
- Rolling walkers
- Drugs to control seizures, alleviate pain, or relax muscle spasms
- Surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities or release tight muscles
- Communication aids such as computers with attached voice synthesizers
Cerebral Palsy Costs Associated with Treatment May Be Exorbitant
Cerebral palsy is chronic and requires lifelong treatment. Families of a child with cerebral palsy can incur significant expenses related to ongoing medical care, special education services, developmental assistance, and assisted living. Indirect costs such as lost wages from the inability to work and occupational limitations also must be factored in. These overall costs can climb into the millions.
Why File a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of a preventable mistake made by the medical team during labor and delivery, your child deserves to be fairly compensated. Our Atlanta cerebral palsy lawyers will fight hard to ensure your child receives this compensation through their cerebral palsy lawsuit settlement.
Contact us today for your free case evaluation. Call us today at (404) 814-5098.
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