Cerebral Palsy lawyers can help handle the financial issues that result from a cerebral palsy diagnosis. The prognosis for this disorder can seem confusing and frightening. The thought that perhaps a medical provider’s negligence contributed to your circumstances adds another layer of worry. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. We can help.
Mr. Davis is an accomplished cerebral palsy attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys. He is one of the foremost experts on cerebral palsy law in Georgia. Published on March 16, 2017, last updated on June 26, 2019.
Cerebral Palsy lawyers, such as Davis Adams are experienced in litigating medical negligence cases that are generally complex in nature. We diligently discover the important facts, retain world-class expert witnesses and methodically prepare cerebral palsy cases for trial in a way that maximizes the opportunity for a verdict that provides justice for our clients.
Simply put, a cerebral palsy attorney will help you handle your financial issues that were caused by an improper or untimely diagnosis.
The condition of Cerebral Palsy consists of a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, hypotonic, and mixed.
Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries or abnormalities of the brain. Most of these problems occur as the baby grows in the womb, but they can happen at any time during the first two years of life, while the baby’s brain is still developing. In some people with cerebral palsy, parts of the brain are injured due to low levels of oxygen (hypoxia) in the area. Premature infants have a slightly higher risk of developing cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy may also occur during early infancy as a result of several conditions, including:
Although healthcare provider error is not to blame in all, or even most, cases of cerebral palsy, negligent care by a doctor or nurse (in the form of misreading electronic fetal monitor strips, misreading sonograms, improperly using vacuum extractors or delaying a needed C-section, just to name a few) is the cause of some cases of cerebral palsy.
If you, your child or a loved one have suffered as a result of cerebral palsy that may have been caused by a healthcare provider, we can obtain the necessary medical records and have an expert physician review the file free of charge to determine whether a doctor or other healthcare provider was negligent. Attorneys with experience in multiple malpractice areas are qualified to guide you.
Generally, the statute of limitations for cerebral palsy lawsuits in Georgia is two years from the date of the care. However, certain conditions can extend this statute. For example, when a provider conceals negligent care that is later detected, the limit is longer. Other cases can entail shorter time periods in which a case must be pursued (by way of instance, once the negligent provider is employed by a government entity, which can trigger assert notification deadlines as brief as six weeks from the date of the negligent care).
Further, some specific types of malpractice, like when a foreign object is left inside a patient following an operation, possess unique statutes of limitation (for foreign objects, it is 1 year from the date the object is discovered). And to make things more confusing, Cerebral Palsy cases are subject to a statute of repose. This is meant to be a “final deadline,” beyond which a malpractice claim cannot be filed for any reason. But it does not always work that way.
So, the answer: it depends. And our very best guidance: don’t try to ascertain the statute of limitation contact us and we’ll be happy to collect and examine the facts needed to provide the answer to you. Lawyers Jess Davis and Chad Adams can help.
We’ve fought for clients in every type of medical negligence case there is. Our record speaks for itself, tens of millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements. Before it’s too late, let’s discuss your options.
Most people who contact our firm with malpractice cases do so reluctantly. They aren’t excited about the possibility of having to sue their doctor or an assisted living facility for prosecution, and they understand that money will not address all their problems–and certainly can’t heal their injury.
But, monetary compensation is the only type of settlement available through the civil law system; it is the only form of justice that the law allows under these conditions. We can simply provide our customers with guidance as to the fair value of their instances after the situation has been fully investigated.
When considering a cerebral palsy lawsuit, Davis Adams is your go-to choice. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, our reach is statewide. We routinely represent Cerebral Palsy victims in all parts of Georgia, including Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Albany. Indeed, our geographic reach is evidenced by the fact that our firm’s largest settlement ($17,000,000) came in Fulton County, while our largest verdict ($10,000,000) came in rural Jefferson County.
So, wherever you reside in Georgia, selecting the best Cerebral Palsy lawyer is more important than hiring the closest lawyer. As a client, you have just one opportunity to obtain justice, and we are always honored when that chance it entrusted to us, wherever you happen to be located. Contact us to represent you in your case.