Was Your Child Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy?

Boca Raton Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

You Can Hold Doctor’s Accountable for Negligence

Every year, numerous children suffer injuries during their birth that result in cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy will stick with your child for their entire life. Fortunately, this condition is not fatal, and those afflicted with it can still live long, healthy, fulfilling lives. If your child’s condition was the result of a hospital’s mistake, they should be responsible for supplying you and your family with every resource that can give your child an edge in living with and managing cerebral palsy.

At Somera & Silva, LLP, our Boca Raton cerebral palsy lawyers aggressively fight for compensation on behalf of families that were victims of medical malpractice. If your case needs to go to trial or can be settled through a settlement, our team can help to ensure that you receive suitable compensation that will cover your child’s long-term medical needs.

Call (561) 221-6802 to discuss your case during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Cerebral Palsy Causes

Cerebral palsy is a form of brain damage that results in physical disabilities. It most often manifests from pregnancy complications. While cerebral palsy is not always predictable, there are risk factors your medical team can assess to determine the risks and possibly prevent it. Failure to look for or recognize these risk factors is considered negligence if it is determined that another medical professional could have reasonably noticed them and warned the patient.

Your medical team should be able to help you prevent or warn you of the possibility of cerebral palsy in several ways:

  • Analyze your medical history and determine congenital risk factors.
  • Schedule regular appointments during pregnancy to check the baby’s heart rate and other vital signs.
  • Performing a C-section in the event the infant could be injured during labor.
  • Monitoring the umbilical cord to ensure there are no complications.
  • Avoiding the use of forceps and vacuum extractors during labor unless absolutely necessary.

Get Don't Wait to Get Help Today

If you suspect that your child’s condition could have been prevented, take detailed notes of everything that happened during the birth. At Somera & Silva, LLP, our Bocal Raton cerebral palsy attorneys and staff physician can help you determine whether or not the hospital is liable for negligence or malpractice.

You can learn about your legal options at no charge during a free consultation. Call us at (561) 221-6802 today. We also work on contingency fees!