San Diego, California Cerebral Palsy Attorney
"Cerebral palsy" refers to a condition involving brain damage suffered before, during, or after a baby's birth. In general, cerebral palsy affects motor activity, muscle tone and bodily movement. In infants, symptoms of cerebral palsy involve difficulty in reaching developmental milestones like rolling over, crawling, or sitting up.
While most cases of cerebral palsy do not involve mistakes made during birth, failure to take proper precautions before and during birth can cause brain damage that associated with cerebral palsy. At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, I consult medical experts and investigators in reviewing the actions and decisions made by doctors, nurses, and attending staff. I review the evidence and determine if standard treatment protocols were followed in identifying symptoms and warning signs associated with cerebral palsy.
I have the knowledge and resources needed to expose negligence and mistakes on the part of doctors and their staff in medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact cerebral palsy attorney Scott S. Harris today.
Cerebral Palsy - Determining if Physician Negligence Played a Role
Since cerebral palsy is caused by damaged to the brain, any number of factors could play a role in a child's developing cerebral palsy: meningitis, bleeding in the brain, or the deprivation of oxygen while in the mother's womb. While most researchers believe the majority of cerebral palsy cases are not caused by physician error, there are cases where actions on the part of doctors are clearly to blame.
In some cases, improper fetal monitoring can lead to complications that result in brain damage to a child. In cases involving birth injuries, head trauma or a deprivation of oxygen may be direct causes of cerebral palsy. As your attorney, I consult medical experts who establish a causal link between the actions of doctors and medical staff and your child's condition.
Recovering Financial Damages in Cerebral Palsy Cases
In order to ensure my clients receive compensation proportional to the life-time costs of their child's condition, I work with experienced medical economists and life care planners. I provide cost-projections based on known health, education, and disability costs. I also explain to parents how establishing a special needs trust can help them set aside money for their child's future while qualifying them for Medicaid at the same time.
Contact Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Scott S. Harris Today
Doctors are reluctant to admit error, even when the evidence indicates mistakes were made. As a personal injury attorney with years of experience in birth injury and medical malpractice cases, I understand how to prepare and establish evidence and leverage my client's case. To schedule a free consultation to learn how I can help you, contact cerebral palsy attorney Scott S. Harris today.