Cerebral Palsy Lawyer | Seeking Justice for Injured Children & Their Families

Our D.C. cerebral palsy lawyers have a proven track record of success in birth injury cases. If your child has been harmed by a careless medical professional, you can feel confident in your decision to turn to a compassionate Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer from our firm for help.

Understanding the Causes of Cerebral Palsy

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 a brain injury before, during, or after birth, it is possible he or she could develop a condition called cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy 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

Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder that can drastically alter the life of a child. 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 typically require some type of specialized care.

If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, you may be eligible for compensation. When taking legal action against the responsible party, it is important to determine the extent of your child’s injuries in order to uncover the value of their case.

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 influences body movement, eyesight, coordination, muscle control, hearing, motor skills, reflexes, and learning. It is not a degenerative condition, so it does not become worse with time; it is, however, permanent.

Individuals with cerebral palsy may require the following:

  • 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 will vary depending on the severity of the 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 long-term at-home care, regular medical appointments, and more.

Contact Our Washington, D.C. Birth Injury Attorneys for a FREE Consultation

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 cerebral palsy attorneys in Washington, D.C. can help you seek compensation for your child’s past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, and more.

Our firm understands 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, Simeone & Miller, LLP is prepared to help you seek justice and fair compensation on your child’s behalf. Contact us today.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.