Cerebral Palsy and Brain Damage

When a parent hears their child has received a cerebral palsy diagnosis, the first question that crosses their mind is how did this happen to my child. The cause of cerebral palsy is brain injury or brain malformation that occurs while the brain is developing — before, during, or after birth. Every case of cerebral palsy is unique to the individual. This is due in part by the type of injury and the timing of the injury to the developing brain. However, the cause is not always determined in every instance. The more the parent knows about the circumstances surrounding the child’s condition, the more helpful the information can be. If your child has suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you and your child may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!!

Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Determining the type of brain damage is the first step to an answer. Next, gather information on the cause of the brain damage. There are four types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy: (1) damage to the white matter tissue in the brain, (2) brain malfunction or abnormal brain development, (3) lack of oxygen to the brain or Asphyxia and (4) brain hemorrhage. After receiving medical information from the child’s primary care physician, radiologist, neurologist or pediatric radiologist, parents may wish to pursue a medical legal review to uncover more details about the circumstances surrounding their child’s condition.

There are many benefits to knowing the cause of the child’s diagnoses. A family may receive peace of mind, health care practitioners can better treat and prevent the condition, and family planning decisions may be impacted. Also, knowing the cause may also suggest that your child is the victim of medical malpractice and you and your family may be entitled to bring a legal claim against the Chicago doctor or other health care provider responsible for causing the injury to your child.

Cerebral palsy and other birth injuries can result from complications during prenatal care, labor, delivery, or newborn care. The most serious injuries can be caused by oxygen deprivation to the infant’s brain. The failure to perform a cesarean section, abuse of Pitocin, misuse of forceps or vacuum during delivery, or miscalculation of the size of your baby can all contribute to serious brain injuries to the baby. Sadly, most of these problems can be prevented, since most birth injuries are caused by a doctor or other health care provider failing to timely address problems during labor and delivery.

I have many years of experience representing patients and their families who have been injured or have died as the result of medical malpractice involving birth injuries. I have helped our clients successfully recover monetary damages for a litany of birth injuries including claims involving:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Infections
  • Broken Limbs
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Nerve Damage

Me and my team have years’ worth of experience examining, preparing and presenting complicated medical evidence. We work closely with medical experts, such as doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and therapists throughout the legal process and can help you to understand the full medical scope of the injury. I conducts exhaustive investigations, and I retain the most qualified experts to bring a comprehensive level of expertise to surpass that on the other side. If necessary, I also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many medical malpractice cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs.

If you believe your child’s birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, negligence or carelessness of a doctor or other health care provider please contact me. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions I find that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence. Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Me and my experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Sincerely,

About Dan Newlin