Atlanta Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Helping Georgia medical malpractice victims is all we do.

Representing medical malpractice victims is all we do, including children suffering from cerebral palsy in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Our laser-sharp focus on helping those harmed by negligence makes us different, and better. If you’re in need of Atlanta cerebral palsy lawyers, we can help. 

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If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, our Atlanta cerebral palsy lawyers can help. 

If you’ve landed on this web page, you’re probably hurting because your child is suffering from cerebral palsy. So before we share more information about our firm’s experience handling cerebral palsy cases, please know this: we’re sorry. But also know that you’ve come to the right place. We’ve successfully navigated this path with other children suffering from cerebral palsy in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, and we’ll take good care of you and your child too. Below, we’ve tried to anticipate some questions you might have.

  • How does medical malpractice cause cerebral palsy?

    Introduction to Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy in Georgia

    Medical malpractice can have profound and life-altering consequences, and one such consequence is cerebral palsy. In Georgia, as in other states, cerebral palsy can occur as a result of medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Understanding how medical malpractice can lead to cerebral palsy is essential for families who may have been affected by this condition.

    Medical Malpractice During Pregnancy and Birth

    Medical malpractice that occurs during pregnancy can contribute to the development of cerebral palsy. Inadequate prenatal care, failure to monitor and address maternal infections, or not recognizing and managing maternal health conditions like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia can all lead to complications during pregnancy and an increased risk of cerebral palsy in the newborn.

    Labor and Delivery Complications

    During labor and delivery, medical malpractice can further increase the risk of cerebral palsy. Errors such as failing to monitor the fetal heart rate, not recognizing signs of fetal distress or mismanaging complications like umbilical cord entanglement can result in oxygen deprivation to the baby’s brain, leading to cerebral palsy.

    Proving Medical Malpractice in Cerebral Palsy Cases

    Proving medical malpractice in cerebral palsy cases often requires demonstrating that healthcare providers breached the standard of care expected during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. This breach must directly link to the development of cerebral palsy in the child. Expert testimony from qualified medical professionals who can attest to the negligence and its impact is often crucial in building a strong case.

    Legal Recourse for Cerebral Palsy Victims in Atlanta

    Families who believe that medical malpractice has led to their child’s cerebral palsy have the right to pursue legal remedies in Georgia. Our Georgia law firm specializes in medical malpractice cases, including those related to cerebral palsy. We are committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of families affected by medical negligence, helping them secure compensation for their child’s medical expenses, ongoing care, and pain and suffering. If your family has been impacted by cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice, contact us for a free consultation to explore your legal options and seek justice for your child’s future.

  • Can any personal injury lawyer handle my cerebral palsy case?

    No. That’s like asking, “I need brain surgery; can my primary care provider do it?” For brain surgery, you need a brain surgeon. For a medical malpractice case, you need a medical malpractice attorney. Davis Adams exclusively represents medical malpractice victims; that’s why you won’t find information about personal injury cases on this website. In contrast, most other firms that solicit medical malpractice clients primarily handle car wrecks and other personal injury cases. Just visit their websites, and you’ll see.

    You have one opportunity to make the right decision for your Georgia medical malpractice case. We recommend asking every lawyer the following questions before making your choice:

    Is your practice dedicated exclusively to medical malpractice cases?

    If not, what percentage of your firm’s cases involve medical malpractice?

    How many medical malpractice cases in Georgia have you successfully handled in the past 12 months?

    Can you provide examples of Georgia medical malpractice cases similar to mine that you’ve successfully resolved?

    Is your firm based in Georgia, with a long history of winning cases throughout the state?

    When you’ve asked these questions and listened to the responses, you’ll likely discover that few law firms — other than Davis Adams — can provide good answers. We’d be honored to have the opportunity to speak with you.

  • How much does Davis Adams charge to handle cerebral palsy cases?

    Like all reputable medical malpractice law firms in Georgia, our firm operates on a contingency fee model. If we recover money for our clients, we earn a percentage. If we don’t recover any money, we’re paid nothing. Don’t be fooled by the flashy TV and billboard lawyers who advertise “No fee unless you win” as if they’re offering a special deal. They’re not – all reputable law firms offer the same contingency fee payment structure.

  • Who can file a cerebral palsy case in Georgia?

    In Georgia, several parties can potentially sue for cerebral palsy sustained during birth, depending on the circumstances and the specific details of the case. But generally speaking, a birth injury lawsuit is most often filed by the parents of the injured child (1) for claims the parents possess (typically related to medical bills), and (2) on behalf of the injured child for claims the child possesses (typically related to pain and suffering, and sometimes including medical bills that may accrue once the child becomes an adult). In some situations, a representative of the injured child other than the parent may pursue a claim on behalf of the injured child.

    It’s important to note that birth injury cases can be complex, and the eligibility to sue may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the injury. Consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Georgia is crucial to determine the appropriate course of action and ensure that your rights are protected.

  • How long will my cerebral palsy case take?

    Every Georgia medical malpractice case involving cerebral palsy is different. Some take a few months, and some take a few years. As a general rule, we’ve traditionally advised our clients that their case will likely settle or go to trial within 24 months of our firm being hired. However, as the court system continues to recover from the Covid backlog, getting a case to trial now takes closer to 36 months.

  • How much is my cerebral palsy case worth?

    We’d encourage you to run — don’t walk — away from any lawyer who tells you what your cerebral palsy malpractice case is “worth” before doing the work necessary to answer that question honestly. Before any lawyer can begin to value your case, they must engage you as a client, meet with you to hear and understand the story of what happened, order and analyze your medical records, hire expert witnesses, determine the venue for your case (the county in which the lawsuit would be filed), and confirm that amount of insurance coverage available from the defendant(s). Until those tasks are completed, no good lawyer will attempt to give you a reliable estimate as to what your case may be worth.

  • Does Davis Adams take cerebral palsy cases of all sizes?

    Because our firm is designed to be small and highly specialized, we’re selective in the cases we can take. At any given time, we’re typically litigating about 10 cases — and each year, we receive about 1700 inquiries from prospective clients. While we’d like to help more people, we’re not willing to sacrifice the quality of our work. Thus, we limit our engagements to those involving death or catastrophic harm, where we feel like we can make the greatest impact for the client.

  • Will my cerebral palsy case go to trial?

    The majority of Georgia medical malpractice cases are resolved through settlements prior to reaching trial, but it’s crucial to approach each case with the possibility of trial in mind from the very beginning. The reason is simple: we cannot predict which cases will ultimately go before a jury. Consequently, our medical malpractice lawyers litigate every case with a focus on trial preparation. This approach not only strengthens our client’s position during pre-trial settlement negotiations but also ensures that we are fully prepared to present our case to a jury should a negotiated resolution prove unattainable.

  • Does Davis Adams handle cerebral palsy cases outside of Georgia?

    Yes, we routinely take complex cases around the country that require our advanced level of medical negligence expertise. To date, we’ve helped medical malpractice victims in 46 states.

  • Why should I hire Davis Adams?

    Our marketing people tell us this should be the first FAQ, not the last. We disagree. You should have the opportunity to learn who we are and what we’re all about before we ask for your trust in handling your medical malpractice case. We hope the information you’ve already seen gives you a sense of what makes us different, and better.

    Why do we think we’re better?

    First, we’re laser-focused on one thing: helping medical malpractice victims in serious cases, all day, every day. That’s a commitment we’ve made. By contrast, most other lawyers claiming to handle medical malpractice cases spend the majority of their time working on matters other than medical malpractice — car and truck wrecks, etc. Our dedication to those injured by medical negligence sets us apart.

    Second, we know Georgia; it’s home for us and always has been. We’ve earned our reputation as effective and respected Georgia medical malpractice attorneys among judges, court clerks, defense lawyers, risk managers, claims adjusters, and mediators over nearly two decades. Our deep local knowledge and long-standing relationships in the legal and medical communities are absolutely essential to getting the best results for our clients.

    Finally, we’ve consistently achieved extraordinary results for victims of medical negligence in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. You can see what we’ve accomplished on the Case Results page of this website, and what our clients think of us on the Client Reviews page. The people who’ve hired and trusted us in their time of greatest need are glad they did. And that’s what matters most of all.

You’re hurting.

An unfortunate trait of lawyers is that sometimes we talk when we should instead just listen. So that’s what we do first: we listen to your story, we hear what you’ve been through, and we learn as much as possible about your pain.

You’ve been through enough.

A healthcare provider you trusted for healing instead has caused harm. Even worse, when you ask questions about what went wrong, you’re unlikely to get honest answers because while your doctor should be talking to you, they are talking to their insurance company.

Let our Atlanta cerebral palsy lawyers take it from here.

The physical and emotional load you’re carrying right now is heavy — let us help. If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, we know exactly what to do, and we’re ready to get to work. Please contact us today so we can get started.