Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
Cerebral palsy can be caused by a multitude of things, whether it is due to a doctor’s negligence, limited oxygen flow, or head accident injury. Cerebral palsy is a type of unceasing condition that inhibits a person’s normal muscular functioning. This condition usually occurs during an infant’s birth. Unfortunately, these accidents can potentially cause a person pain, permanent emotional and physical damage, and a great amount of medical expenses.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
It is the duty and obligation of a local Phoenix hospital to ensure the safety of all newborns. For example, in order to prevent cerebral palsy,
- the doctor should be educated on the handling of babies, especially during their birth.
- the doctor should also know how to properly time and diagnose the birth of the child since cerebral palsy can also occur if newborns receive little-to-no oxygen.
Such negligence can be considered a breach of standard care. If a breach of standard care occurs, then the doctor and/or nurse are violating various safety codes and standards of the State. If caution and awareness are not a hospital or doctor’s main priorities, then a cerebral palsy accident injury will likely ensue.
Another cause of cerebral palsy is when a child has suffered from head trauma. This can happen when a child is subject to hitting his/her head during an auto accident or during a slip and fall accident. Since a child’s brain is continuously developing, a head injury could inhibit the brain’s growth, and, thus, cause cerebral palsy.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney’s fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
Such cerebral injuries can be caused by, but are not limited to, negligence, a birthing injury, medical malpractice, or head trauma. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy not only affects the victim, it affects the family as a whole, whether it is emotionally and/or financially. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident that has caused cerebral palsy, please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on cerebral palsy cases but in other Personal Injury areas, as well as motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, product and premises liability, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.