Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in San Antonio
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.
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
Available 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week
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
- 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,
- 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
- Accommodations, including modifications to homes or vehicles and assistive
- 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. Available 24/7.