Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

Call Our Washington DC Birth Injury Lawyer

Cerebral palsy birth injuries affect children for the rest of their lives. At Simeone & Miller, LLP, our Washington DC birth injury attorneys believe that no child should suffer at the hands of a negligent doctor, hospital, or nurse. That is why our law firm is committed to helping people who have been wrongfully hurt – especially children and their families.

If you have questions about you and your child’s rights after a birth injury, contact our office. Our Washington DC cerebral palsy lawyers have a proven track record in personal injury and medical malpractice cases and approach every case with care.

Understanding the Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Simply put, cerebral palsy is often the result of a brain injury before, during or after birth. These types of injuries can be caused by numerous factors, such as:

  • Oxygen deprivation while the mother is in labor
  • C-section errors or failure to diagnose a condition that requires a c-section
  • Failure to monitor the pregnancy for injury or infection
  • Failure to give the baby proper care immediately after birth
  • Swelling of the brain caused by forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Bleeding on the brain caused by forceps or vacuum extractors

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Cerebral Palsy?

There are many forms and degrees of cerebral palsy, each with different side effects and difficulties. In many cases, cerebral palsy can influence:

  • Body movement
  • Eyesight
  • Coordination
  • Muscle control
  • Hearing
  • Fine / gross motor skills
  • Reflexes
  • Learning

Cerebral palsy is not a degenerative condition. In other words, it does not become worse with time. It is, however, permanent.

Get in Touch With Simeone & Miller, LLP Today

Because it is incurable, children who suffer these types of birth injuries require lifelong care. If your child’s injury was caused by the negligence of a doctor or hospital, our law firm can help you seek compensation for your child’s past and future medical expenses.

Speak with a member of our legal team today at (202) 888-0872 for more information about your legal rights and options.