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Protecting the Rights of Birth Injury Victims

Cerebral Palsy, or CP, refers to a group of movement disorders that impact a child’s ability to move and control their muscles and, in some cases, also coincide with cognitive impairments. Because cerebral palsy results from brain damage to a baby during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, it can be caused by medical malpractice and the negligence of nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals who provide substandard care.

At Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., our San Antonio birth injury lawyers fight on behalf of families whose children were born with cerebral palsy that could and should have been prevented. By leveraging decades of collective experience and the insight of leading lawyers, we provide victims with the representation needed to effectively establish fault and liability in difficult cases, including those involving complex medical circumstances and preventable birth injuries.

Why Choose Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C.?

  • More Than a Century of Combined Experience
  • Board Certified Lawyers (Tom Rhodes, Robert E. Brzezinski; Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Notable Results in Complex & Serious Injury Cases
  • Personalized Services & Step-by-Step Legal Guidance

Discuss your potential birth injury claim during a FREE consultation when you contact us.

Cerebral Palsy & Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy makes for difficult birth injury cases because it can be caused by factors and complications outside of a medical professional’s control. However, when medical negligence does play a role – particularly when it leads to preventable oxygen deprivation and brain damage – attending health care providers can be held liable for the damages victims and their families incur.

There are numerous ways medical negligence can play a role in causing cerebral palsy, including:

  • Delayed C-section / failures to perform a C-section
  • Failures to monitor and identify fetal distress
  • Misdiagnoses of failures to diagnose and correctly treat complications, infections, etc.
  • Negligent use of medical devices, including forceps and vacuum extractors
  • Failures to address complications after birth

In order for victims to hold a medical professional and / or other health care providers liable for their damages, they must prove that negligence more likely than not caused or contributed to their child’s cerebral palsy. This requires extensive investigation, as well as consultations with medical experts who can testify about the nature of injuries and how a medical professional provided substandard care. The focus of these cases is to prove that any reasonably skillful nurse or doctor would have acted differently to prevent the injury under the same or similar circumstances.

Securing Full & Fair Compensation

Cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition – meaning that it does not become worse as a child ages. However, it can and does create a lifetime of challenges for children and their families, as well as considerable emotional and financial damages. These include, among others:

  • Mobility limitations
  • The need for therapy (physical, speech, vocational, etc.) and special education
  • Regular medical appointments, medications, in-patient care, and attendant care, etc.
  • Accommodations, including modifications to homes or vehicles and assistive medical devices
  • Decreased economic opportunities / lost earning potential

The severity of cerebral palsy will dictate the needs of a child, as well as the costs and expenses their families will incur over the course of their child’s life. For example, conditions that severely impact movement, such as spastic quadriplegia CP, as well as conditions that coincide with intellectual disabilities can result in extensive costs for a lifetime. As such, identifying how injuries impact children and their loved ones – particularly in the future – is critical to securing full and fair compensation.

Discuss Your Case with Nationally Recognized Lawyers

Our birth injury attorneys are available to help victims throughout San Antonio and the state of Texas following life-altering injuries caused by negligence. If you have questions regarding cerebral palsy, medical malpractice, and whether you may have a case against attending medical professionals, do not delay in placing your trust in attorneys who have earned national recognition for their abilities to handle the most challenging cases. Contact us to request a FREE consultation.

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