Cerebral Palsy: Uncovering Serious Medical Errors
Our medical and legal staff has helped over 20,000 families by investigating their child’s cerebral palsy. This requires true expertise and understanding of law and medicine. We have even uncovered negligence that other law firms missed. Answer these brief questions if you suspect that a birth injury caused your child’s cerebral palsy. There is no cost for this service. Our medical/legal team will review the information to see if we can help you.
Finding the Truth
After your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, don’t delay in contacting us. Some states set deadlines for filing a suit and valuable documents may be lost. Litigation may be the only way to determine the truth and receive compensation. If you suspect a birth injury, call us toll free at 1-877-MyAdvocates (1-877-692-3862) or fill out a brief questionnaire.
Providing Compensation for Families
Major settlements and verdicts from our cerebral palsy cases have provided compensation that will take care of these children for the rest of their lives. Among the cases are:
- Missed, ignored or misinterpreted warning signs on fetal heart monitors – More information on Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Unnecessarily delayed C-sections or failure to perform a C-section
- Failure to resuscitate a newborn needing help breathing
- Failure to diagnose or treat an infection
- Negligent application of vacuum extractor equipment or forceps
- Misdiagnosis of fetal position in the uterus
- Severe jaundice (kernicterus)
Our Medical and Legal Staff
Our team includes a board-certified Ob-Gyn, Giles Manley, MD, with more than 20 years experience in the medical profession and well-over 2,000 infant deliveries. He became an attorney to advocate for families whose children were injured at birth. Attorneys Howard Janet and Dov Apfel are nationally known for their legal expertise and ability to uncover the truth about birth injuries. Our staff also includes former labor and delivery nurses. We work with some of the leading experts in the field to get you the answers you deserve.
Our Clients’ Life Care Plans
When our families receive a verdict or settlement for birth injuries, the judge will require a Life Care Plan. This plan makes sure the funds will last for the life of the child and will cover everyday needs like diapers to long-term needs such as education and major surgeries. A Certified Life Care Planner works with the child’s doctors, nurses and rehabilitation specialists to create a plan that is specific to the child.
Working with the Cerebral Palsy Family Network
Many of our clients are part of the Cerebral Palsy Family Network, a non-profit organization that provides resources for children with cerebral palsy and their families, regardless of whether or not their cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury. The resources include an Online Resource Directory for all 50 states and a Care Guide for families. The CP Family Network is also working to prevent birth injuries. We have helped them develop a Hospital Birthing Plan that outlines what women and their birthing advocates should expect from their doctors and hospital to help ensure a safe delivery.
- Cerebral Palsy Case: Autumn’s Story
- Cerebral Palsy Case: Bailey’s Story
- Cerebral Palsy Case: Lizzy’s Story
- Cerebral Palsy Case: Nathan’s Story
- Cerebral Palsy Case: Tiara’s Story
- South Carolina Birth Injury Death: Sierra’s Story