Cerebral Palsy And Other Birth Injuries

Parents must place a great deal of trust in their medical team to keep both mother and baby safe. When that trust is broken by a doctor's misconduct or negligence, the results can be devastating. Watching a child struggle with an injury caused by medical malpractice is heartbreaking for new parents.

No one can understand exactly what you and your family are going through. At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, however, we understand you are in a difficult and painful situation. We are here to empower you to do what is best for your child and your family.

Our team of experienced injury attorneys helps parents seek justice and compensation for birth injuries resulting from medical negligence. For instance, we recently litigated a case in which the delay in delivering a baby caused the child to suffer permanent brain damage. Due to the delay, the baby was deprived of a sufficient supply of oxygenated blood prior to birth. The deprivation of oxygenated blood resulted in brain damage known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The child now suffers from cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia resulting from HIE.

These types of cases are complicated. They require a number of experts to help prove that the medical negligence was the cause of the injury and resulting conditions. When a child suffers these types of injuries as a result of medical negligence, the parents should seek a law firm that has specific experience in handling these difficult cases and knows the types of experts that will be needed to prove the case.

The Long-Term Cost Of Birth Injuries

The emotional toll of a birth injury is staggering, but the financial cost should not be overlooked. While no amount of money can take away the pain, a full financial recovery can help parents give their child the best life possible.

Depending on the circumstances, birth injuries can require extensive treatment for months, years or even a lifetime. Treatment for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, adding up to millions of dollars over the child's lifetime. These costs may include:

  • Doctor visits
  • Corrective surgeries
  • Long-term medical care, including rehabilitation, physical therapy, medications and home health care
  • Special education and child care needs
  • Lost wages and opportunities for parents caring for an injured child

To fully cover the costs of an injury to a child, it is necessary to calculate the total amount that the injury will likely cost over a lifetime. Estimating these costs can be overwhelming without a thorough knowledge of birth injuries and medical care. At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, we have the necessary experience and know the experts needed to assess these costs and determine the impact the injury will have on your child's future. We will seek compensation from every party that contributed to the injury to pursue the compensation you and your child deserve under the law.

You Are Not Alone. Call For A Consultation.

If you believe your child's injury may be the result of a medical professional's negligence or misconduct, it is in your best interests to speak to an attorney for an assessment of your legal rights. At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, we offer a free initial consultation and collect attorney fees only if we secure compensation for you. To speak with an attorney today, please contact us at 304-881-0637 or toll free at 866-587-0167. We care about your child's well-being and we want to help your family secure justice.