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Cerebral palsy causes a child and their family to suffer undeserved pain and suffering. If your baby has received a cerebral palsy diagnosis, you may feel confused and scared. You’re not alone. In fact, over over 17 million people live with cerebral palsy.

If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury, you need to contact a cerebral palsy lawyer. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented many birth injury victims. We welcome the opportunity to win justice for your child, as well.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with a cerebral palsy lawyer. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Many also suffer related conditions such as intellectual disability; seizures; vision, hearing, and speech problems; changes in the spine (such as scoliosis); or joint problems (such as contractures).

Cerebral palsy manifests itself in different ways depending upon which part of the baby’s brain was harmed during birth. Some children with cerebral palsy may only experience mild symptoms. Others may need 24-hour care.

Cerebral palsy is incurable. But, medical treatment can improve cerebral palsy victims’ lives. For example, physical therapy may loosen stiff muscles. Speech therapy may help your child communicate. Early therapy can also prevent those symptoms from worsening over time.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is often caused by preventable medical errors during childbirth. If your doctor failed to diagnose or treat any the following conditions, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

  • Fetal distress
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Jaundice
  • Intercranial hemorrhages
  • Neonatal infections

If you’re unsure how your child developed cerebral palsy, you should call a cerebral palsy lawyer. Your lawyer will order all of your medical records. Then, your lawyer will hire a medical expert to review them. If that expert determines that your doctor violated the standard of care and harmed your child, you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

A lawsuit is often the first step on your child’s road to recovery. Legal rights, however, are time-sensitive due to the statutes of limitation. Given those limitations, you should contact an experienced birth injury law firm ASAP.

Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers Can Help You

You and your child shouldn’t have to endure long-term suffering due to a preventable medical error. If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury, you should contact an Atlanta birth injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and options.

The cerebral palsy lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers know that you’re struggling to understand what happened to your baby. You might even be blaming yourself. Don’t worry. We’ll figure out what happened. Then, we’ll help you and your child win justice.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with a cerebral palsy lawyer.

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"When I felt all hope was lost, I contacted Graham Scofield to see if he could represent me. He immediately called me back and thoroughly reviewed with me the case. He was the most patient, kind, sympathetic and the upmost professional attorney throughout the entire process. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the law and was creative when the case worked through the twists and turns. He was also a heck of a fighter for me and got me more settlement than I was expecting. I only wish I called him sooner! Thank you so much Graham, you are an amazing lawyer!!"
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