Life With Cerebral Palsy
Our South Carolina Injury Attorneys Can Help Make it Easier
The mistakes of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are responsible for thousands of cases of cerebral palsy each year. Families are forever affected by these medical mistakes, physically, emotionally and financially. The South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC are committed to representing families affected by cerebral palsy. Although not all cases of cerebral palsy are caused by medical malpractice, these cases are quite common and must be addressed with serious legal representation.
Cerebral Palsy – An Overview
Cerebral palsy is a term used for a number of motor conditions with symptoms that include poor reflexes, poor motor development, lack of coordination, involuntary spasms, difficulty walking and speaking, bone and joint deformities and learning disabilities. The symptoms can range from mild to severe; those with moderate to severe cases may need around-the-clock care, expensive medical devices and home modifications, as well as special education.
Birth injury is a leading cause of cerebral palsy; if a baby remains in the birth canal too long, the baby’s brain is deprived of adequate oxygen, which causes brain damage. It is important to note, however, that there are multiple causes of cerebral palsy. Other causes include but are not limited to brain hemorrhaging, infection, toxic exposure and premature birth.
In addition to paying an intense emotional toll, families must also face a large financial burden when dealing with cerebral palsy. The South Carolina injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC understand what families face when a child has cerebral palsy. We work closely with clients to determine the cause of the injury. From there, we assess the long-term cost and work toward gaining favorable settlements.
Our South Carolina injury attorneys are committed to providing strong legal representation for families affected by cerebral palsy. If your child has cerebral palsy and you suspect the injury was caused by medical malpractice, contact us toll-free or online. We offer free consultations and the support of our experienced, knowledgeable legal team.
Your life is our mission. We can help you achieve justice for yourself and your child. Call today.