If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), it is important to look at all of your options for getting the financial support he or she needs. Caring for a child with special needs can be expensive.
If your child’s condition was caused by medical negligence during delivery, you may have a legal claim for medical malpractice. This means you can pursue financial compensation to help you cover:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Improvements to your home to accommodate your child’s needs
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment such as motorized wheelchairs
- Damages for your child’s pain and suffering
At the law firm of Furr & Henshaw, we can help you secure the compensation you need. Our attorneys stand among the most experienced medical malpractice practitioners in South Carolina. For more than 40 years, our firm has helped victims hold negligent medical providers accountable.
Identifying The Causes Of Your Child’s Condition
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a serious medical condition with long-term consequences. While the causes of CP cannot always be identified, in some cases it can be traced back to oxygen deprivation, also known as hypoxia, during labor and delivery. This may be the result of negligence on the part of medical staff, which can stem from a range of factors, including:
- Failure to properly monitor fetal heart tones
- Failure to respond to dangerous heart tone patterns
- Failure to promptly convert to a cesarean section
Our attorneys work closely with a team of medical experts to evaluate fetal monitoring scripts, blood samples and other evidence in order to determine whether a child suffered a birth trauma that can be identified as a cause of his or her cerebral palsy.
Learn Your Options
Our initial consultations are free of charge and obligation, and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover compensation for the harm done to your child.