Columbus Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Compassionate Legal Support for Families in Ohio
At The Becker Law Firm, LPA, we understand the unique challenges faced by families dealing with cerebral palsy. Our experienced Columbus cerebral palsy attorney is dedicated to providing compassionate legal support to families in Ohio. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, we are here to help.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect movement, muscle tone, and motor skills. It is caused by damage or abnormalities in the developing brain, often occurring before or during birth. CP can impact a person's ability to move, maintain balance, and coordinate muscle movements.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy symptoms can vary widely, and they may become more apparent as a child grows. Common signs and symptoms include:
Delayed Motor Milestones: Delays in reaching motor milestones, such as sitting up, crawling, or walking.
Muscle Rigidity or Weakness: Abnormal muscle tone, which can manifest as stiffness or floppiness in the limbs.
Impaired Coordination: Difficulty coordinating movements and maintaining balance.
Speech and Language Delays: Challenges with speech and language development.
Fine Motor Skill Challenges: Difficulty with tasks that require fine motor skills, such as writing or buttoning clothes.
Gait Abnormalities: Walking with an abnormal gait, such as walking on toes or with a wide stance.
Who Needs a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer?
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe it may have been caused by medical negligence, you may need a cerebral palsy lawyer. This could include situations where mistakes were made during birth, or if a healthcare provider failed to diagnose or treat a condition that led to cerebral palsy. Other situations that merit the intervention of an attorney include:
Birth Injuries: If cerebral palsy resulted from medical negligence during childbirth, a lawyer can help determine if there are grounds for a legal claim.
Failure to Diagnose: If medical professionals failed to diagnose cerebral palsy in a timely manner, resulting in delayed treatment, legal action may be warranted.
Medication Errors: In cases where medication errors or mismanagement contributed to cerebral palsy, a lawyer can help pursue compensation.
Anesthesia Errors: If errors during anesthesia administration led to cerebral palsy, legal recourse may be available.
How The Becker Law Firm Can Help
Our experienced Columbus cerebral palsy attorney can provide invaluable assistance by:
Conducting a thorough evaluation of the circumstances surrounding the cerebral palsy diagnosis to determine if there are grounds for legal action.
Collecting medical records, consulting with experts, and gathering evidence to build a strong case.
Guiding families through the legal process, including filing claims, negotiating with insurers, and, if necessary, pursuing litigation.
Pursuing compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care, therapy, assistive devices, and the pain and suffering experienced by the affected child and family.
Contact The Becker Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Our cerebral palsy attorneys at The Becker Law Firm, LPA have the knowledge and experience needed to handle these complex cases. We understand the medical issues involved in cerebral palsy claims and have a network of medical experts who we work with to build a strong case.
We know how to navigate the legal system, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your rights in court. We're dedicated to seeking compensation for medical expenses, ongoing care costs, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your child's condition.