Georgia Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Serving Georgia statewide
At ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.), we understand that navigating a child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis can be difficult. Legal help is one avenue of support that parents and caregivers turn to for justice. Our birth injury attorneys not only fight to obtain justice, but to obtain lifetime care for children with CP as a result of a birth injury.
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder caused by damage or abnormalities in the part of the brain that controls movement. It’s one of the most common childhood motor disorders (1). Cerebral palsy has varying levels of severity. A CP diagnosis can therefore be associated with many possible conditions, including joint/bone deformities, vision issues, hearing issues, cognitive impairments, epilepsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and others. It can often be linked to inadequate care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. When medical professionals fail to follow guidelines and standards of care, that may constitute medical malpractice.
What causes cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy can result from a number of different causes. However, in many cases, it’s the result of brain damage from lack of oxygen that occurs around the time of birth (a birth injury). The following complications and medical errors may cause or increase the risk of cerebral palsy (1):
- Abnormal fetal position/presentation
- Birth trauma
- Brain bleeds (intracranial hemorrhages)
- Delayed c-section
- Forceps and vacuum extractor injuries
- Low birth weight
- Maternal infections
- Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS)
- Mismanaged fetal distress
- Mismanaged high-risk pregnancy
- Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)
- Placental abruption
- Premature birth
- Prolonged and arrested labor
- Umbilical cord problems
- Uterine tachysystole/hyperstimulation
- Uterine rupture
Georgia cerebral palsy attorneys
If your child’s development isn’t progressing typically or they aren’t meeting developmental milestones, and you’re concerned that medical malpractice may have been involved, contact the attorneys at ABC Law Centers. Our lawyers and on-staff nurse consultants are dedicated to helping parents with birth injuries secure their children’s futures.
Firm partner Rebecca Walsh is admitted to practice all over Georgia, and she is devoted to ensuring that families who have experienced a birth injury get the justice they deserve. Rebecca is a sustaining member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and co-chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG). She has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers of America in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury law for the past seven years, consecutively.
Rebecca and the rest of our team has a history of numerous multi-million dollar birth injury verdicts and settlements, and many awards for their outstanding work. We can provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation and explain your legal options. If you decide you would like to pursue legal action for securing your child’s future, we can go through the possibilities and help bring you peace of mind, knowing your child will be cared for – no matter what.
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- Cerebral Palsy Attorneys | Birth Injury Lawyers. (n.d.). Retrieved May 23, 2019, from https://www.abclawcenters.com/practice-areas/types-of-birth-injuries/cerebral-palsy/#causes-cp
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): Legal Help for Birth Injuries. (n.d.). Retrieved January 10, 2020, from https://www.abclawcenters.com/practice-areas/prenatal-birth-injuries/fetus-or-newborn-medical-problems/hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy/