Cerebral Palsy Cases By Steve Charpentier on January 17, 2014

Melbourne Cerebral Palsy AttorneysThe birth of a child should be a cause for celebration, not a source of sadness, anger, and regret. Unfortunately, parents whose newborns are injured due to the negligent acts of medical professionals are confronted immediately with tragedy during what should be among the happiest times in their lives. In particular, babies born with cerebral palsy are faced with uncertain futures, and their families may be confronted by untold emotional, psychological, and financial obstacles.

The Melbourne cerebral palsy attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have extensive experience and a track record of success in representing the silent victims of birth injuries and their families. If your child was born with cerebral palsy that resulted from the incompetent acts of the medical professionals you trusted during your pregnancy, our personal injury attorneys can fight for the compensation you need to cover both your current and your future expenses.

The Effects of Cerebral Palsy

Research is uncovering new breakthroughs into the treatment and control of cerebral palsy seemingly every day; however, there is still no cure for the condition, and management of its symptoms is extremely expensive. To raise a child with cerebral palsy, parents must devote considerable time and money, sacrificing much of the enjoyment of life that they would have had if not for the negligence of the medical professionals responsible for their child’s condition. Expensive medications are likely, and surgery to control pain and spasticity may become necessary.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary according to the severity of the condition. In extreme cases, children with cerebral palsy are virtually unable to coordinate their movements. Other symptoms include:

  • Tremors
  • Abnormal or unsteady gait
  • Overly tight muscles that do not stretch properly
  • Joints that do not open fully
  • Difficulties with chewing and swallowing
  • Pain

These children may also be more prone to:

  • Vision problems
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning and intellectual disorders that hinder their progress in school
  • Seizures
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Hearing problems
  • Communication disorders
  • Vomiting and constipation
  • Epilepsy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Behavioral problems
  • Problems with speech, pronunciation, and the development of their vocabularies

If your child has cerebral palsy, it is entirely possible that he or she will lead a long, fulfilling, fruitful life. However, especially in his or her early years, you will have more responsibilities - including financial responsibilities - than the average parents. Is it right that you should have to pay for these additional costs out of pocket if your child’s condition was caused by the negligence of a trusted medical professional? At the Charpentier Law Firm, we certainly believe it is blatantly unfair, and we would welcome the opportunity to represent you against the party or parties responsible for your child’s suffering.

Learn More about Cerebral Palsy Litigation

If you are in need of a qualified, highly experienced birth injury lawyer, we would like to hear from you. Our medical malpractice attorneys have the skill, experience, and resources you need to have in your corner during this complicated, confusing time of your life. For an evaluation of your cerebral palsy case, please contact the Charpentier Law Firm today.

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