Little Rock Cerebral Palsy
Birth Injury Attorneys Helping Cerebral Palsy Victims
The birth of a child should be a wonderful life event and milestone. All a new parent hopes for is a healthy baby boy or girl to arrive without serious complications. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made by the medical professionals delivering the newborn that can result in lifetime disability to the child. One of the most significant conditions that can result from labor or delivery negligence is Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that occurs while the child’s brain is developing – before, during, or shortly after birth. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, call our Little Rock Cerebral Palsy attorneys so that we can evaluate your situation today. We are a large regional firm with the resources and experience to handle all types of birth injury cases.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common motor disabilities in children. It is an incurable condition that affects muscular development and movement, the ability to learn, and other developmental issues. Each year nearly 10,000 newborns are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and approximately 764,000 people across the United States are currently living with it. Signs of Cerebral Palsy include jerky reflexes, tremors, difficulty with balance, seizures, difficulty eating and swallowing, drooling, and head lagging. If your child demonstrates any of these warning signs, you should consult with a medical professional immediately.
Cerebral Palsy is caused by a brain injury or malformation that occurs while the infant’s brain is developing. While some cases of Cerebral Palsy are genetic and therefore unavoidable, others are caused by the negligence of the healthcare provider, doctor, or hospital. Below is a short list of factors that have commonly been linked to Cerebral Palsy diagnoses:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain due to choking, a ruptured uterus during birth, or umbilical cord strangulation
- Improperly treated infections occurring prior to or right after birth
- Traumatic injuries to the head occurring during labor or delivery
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice
Lawsuits When Cerebral Palsy Was Caused by Medical Error
If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and you suspect or have been told it was due to medical malpractice, contact an attorney immediately. There are strict time limits within which medical malpractice cases must be asserted. Our Cerebral Palsy lawyers can help Little Rock residents meet these statutory deadlines and comply with wrongful death standards, if applicable.
Cerebral Palsy cases are highly fact-intensive and involve complex health care liability questions. To be successful in your claim, medical experts will have to show that the doctor, nurse, or another medical professional failed to follow the relevant standard of care. Many times fault is determined by whether the doctor identified certain risk factors or reacted appropriately given the circumstances. At NST, we have the resources to consult with experts who can analyze your medical records.
Cerebral Palsy is an incurable disease that will require lifetime medical treatment, including surgery and physical therapy. Families must expend considerable resources to ensure their child receives proper care. If a doctor’s mistake caused your child to sustain Cerebral Palsy, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the economic and non-economic damages resulting from the negligence. Our law firm can utilize our trial experience and resources to help you recover all to which you may be entitled. We can retain experts to help document future medical bills, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.
Contact a Little Rock Cerebral Palsy Attorney Today
A child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will require extensive, long-term medical treatment and supervision for the rest of his or her life. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, contact Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today for a free consultation. Our birth injury attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have been affected by Cerebral Palsy and serve families across Arkansas and Pulaski County. To learn why NST is the way to go for people who need a Cerebral Palsy attorney in Little Rock, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form.
Most car accidents are preventable and occur as a result of errors by one or more drivers. To prove liability, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the driver owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and that your injuries resulted from the driver’s carelessness. Damages that may be available in these cases often include medical expenses, lost income, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers are required to follow numerous detailed regulations, including rules related to hours of service, keeping a logbook, and maintenance procedures. Many of these regulations are intended to protect other people on the road from harm. In some states, if a driver violated a law that was enacted to protect the public, the violation can create a rebuttable presumption of negligence. Trucking companies are also required to follow a number of regulations, including rules related to background checks of drivers and proper supervision. They often may be held directly or indirectly liable for a truck accident.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates applications for disability benefits. Although many people pay into this system throughout their lives, many legitimate claims are initially denied, and this process may be less straightforward than claimants expect. The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation to determine whether to grant benefits to an applicant. Each step is considered in a set order. We can present your case in a persuasive manner and help you appeal a denial of a meritorious claim if needed. This could include representing you in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
Workers’ compensation functions slightly differently in each state. In Tennessee, for example, businesses that employ five or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you may recover benefits, such as medical costs and disability. Neither your employer’s nor your own culpability for your injuries will prevent you from collecting these benefits. However, it may still be a struggle to obtain benefits from your employer’s insurer. We can help you navigate this challenging process.
If you were harmed by a health care professional’s failure to use the appropriate level of care in providing treatment to you, you may be able to recover compensation. Most medical malpractice lawsuits require retaining an expert to determine the accepted standard of care and explain what the defendant did that fell short of this standard, as well as how the inappropriate conduct caused the patient’s injuries.
When you buy a toy, car, medication, or other product, you do not expect to be hurt. If you are injured, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of defects that may be actionable: manufacturing, design, and marketing (also known as failure to warn). Manufacturers may be held accountable under multiple different theories, including strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, and concealment. For example, if you take a drug that causes you to develop cancer, but you were not told that a potential side effect of the drug was developing cancer, you may have grounds to hold the manufacturer strictly liable for its failure to warn you of the risk.
Nursing home residents are often elderly or disabled, and thus they are especially vulnerable to neglect, physical abuse, and exploitation by staff members. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed or employ staff members who are inadequately trained to deal with potentially frustrating situations. Nursing homes are required to protect their residents from physical, mental, and emotional harm by providing a safe environment, as well as adequately training and supervising staff. A failure to do so may be grounds for a nursing home negligence lawsuit for damages.
Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe. In most situations, this includes an obligation to inspect the property for dangerous conditions and fix them or provide warnings about them so that visitors are not harmed. One type of dangerous condition, which may present a particular problem in apartment complexes or shopping centers, consists of inadequate security measures such as broken locks, poor lighting, or a lack of security guards. A failure to take security measures when appropriate may allow third-party criminals to assault, rob, rape, or otherwise harm visitors and tenants. You may be able to recover damages if you can prove that the defendant knew or should have known about a history of attacks similar to yours and taken appropriate security measures to reduce the risk of further incidents.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Memphis or the Surrounding Regions
If you are dealing with a devastating injury or medical condition, the Memphis personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate and explain your options. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, and we serve injured people in many areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability lawyer. Once you have learned more about our vigorous advocacy for the rights of the injured, you will realize that NST is the way to go.