Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

A cerebral palsy lawsuit can be filed if there is a strong case indicating that malpractice was the cause. There are many lawyers in the field of cerebral palsy lawsuits who will be able to recognize if there may be a claim.  Because the disorder is a lifelong one, families may not be able to adequately provide for someone with Ataxic CP or other form of cerebral palsy.

While a portion of the expenses for someone with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy are spent doctor visits, medications, and hospital stays, most of the costs associated with the disorder come from other areas.  These include installing changes in the home, special education, and more.

Although there are many causes of the disease, it is possible for medical malpractice to cause cerebral palsy.  In fact, in 2009 a Maryland jury awarded $4 million in damages to a family who was able to prove that negligence in the emergency room at a local hospital led to a child’s cerebral palsy.  The suit was brought on after personnel in the emergency room failed to find the baby’s heartbeat and waited for several hours before having an obstetrician examine the mother and order a Caesarean section.  The lack of oxygen was thought to be the cause of the baby’s cerebral palsy.

Sources:

http://www.cerebralpalsysource.com/Legal_Information/lawsuit_cp/index.html
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyid=90985#.T_eSPMX7Xdk