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How Much is My Child’s Cerebral Palsy Case Worth?

Your child’s birth should be among the most exciting moments in your life. Unfortunately, if doctors, nurses, or other medical caretakers are negligent during or after the birth process, it is possible your child could suffer a serious birth injury. While some birth injuries may heal quickly, others cause permanent damage. When a baby suffers brain injuries, it is possible he or she could develop a condition called cerebral palsy.

If your child developed cerebral palsy after suffering a birth injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. When taking legal action against the responsible party, it’s important to determine the extent of your child’s injury in order to discover the value of their case.

Understanding the Impact of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder that can drastically alter the life of the affected child and his or her parents. Individuals with cerebral palsy often require extra attention and care throughout their lives, which can be both challenging and expensive. In order to adequately prepare for the care of a child with cerebral palsy, you must be able to estimate the lifelong cost.

Each case of cerebral palsy varies, though even minor cases of cerebral palsy typically require some type of specialized care.

Individuals with cerebral palsy may require the following treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Speech-language therapy
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Home modifications
  • Automobile modifications
  • Special education classes

The cost of treating a child with cerebral palsy may vary depending on the severity of the individual’s injuries, the type of care required, and the way in which the child’s family is able to care for the child. For example, individuals with severe cases of cerebral palsy may require at-home care, regular medical appointments, and more.  Also, they may suffer a significant loss of income due to an inability to work.

Did your child develop cerebral palsy as the result of a serious birth brain injury? Our firm can help you seek compensation for the pain and other damages you suffered. Compensation costs could include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and more. Our experienced attorneys understand how difficult it can be to care for a child with developmental challenges, especially when their condition was caused by the negligence or error of others. If your baby was injured in a case of medical malpractice, our firm is prepared to help you seek justice and compensation on your child’s behalf.

Contact Simeone & Miller, LLC. to discuss your case with our Washington DC personal injury lawyers.