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How Lawsuits help in Cerebral Palsy Cases

How Lawsuits help in Cerebral Palsy Cases2016-11-24T16:14:06+00:00

How Lawsuits help in Cerebral Palsy Cases

Cerebral palsy litigation is, by it’s nature, challenging and extremely expensive to bring to court.  However, the results for the loving family involved are well worth the endeavor. In order to prove that a health care provider’s negligence resulted in cerebral palsy, the case will require expert witnesses in a variety of disciplines including obstetrics, pediatric neurology, pediatric neuroradiology, placental pathology, life care planning, vocational rehabilitation, economics, nursing and nurse midwifery and there can be even more than that.

In order to prove these cases a client needs an eminently qualified law firm that has experience working on these cases and that has the ability to fund the case because the expert witness services are extremely costly and premier experts like the experts we retain at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt require a lot of money to take time from their practices to assist us in proving these cases. They can’t be proven without the assistance of expert witness testimony. One of the goals of cerebral palsy litigation or the primary goal of cerebral palsy litigation is to prove to the defense and/or to the jury that because of a health care provider’s negligence, a child with cerebral palsy is going to require a lifetime of care and treatment that is going to be extremely expensive and what we do is we retain top-notch expert witnesses who work with our clients and they sit down, they come into their homes and they figure out what the life care needs are for our clients affected with cerebral palsy and the life care planner will come up with a living breathing document that is called a life care plan and the life care plan will detail all of the services that a child with cerebral palsy needs in order to be taken care of for the rest of his or her life and those services will include physician and medical care, medications, rehabilitation, therapeutic equipment, adaptive equipment and daily care.

Generally speaking the costs of those items given the severity of the cerebral palsy can range anywhere from $10 to $30 million over the lifetime of a child with Cerebral palsy and what the goal of cerebral palsy litigation is- is to recover enough money from the negligent medical provider in order to take care of a child with cerebral palsy for the rest of his or her life. Getting to that point can be extremely challenging, extremely difficult and extremely costly. At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt we spare no expense and we leave no stone unturned in order to convince those responsible for a child’s cerebral palsy that they need to recognize their mistake and reach a fair resolution in order to provide for a child with cerebral palsy or similar birth defect for the rest of his or her life. Importantly, there is no fee to the client until we are able to recover by way of settlement or verdict. Please contact us today for a free consultation if you have any questions regarding this or any other birth trauma that you believe may have been caused by medical negligence.

Birth Injury Results

$229 Million - Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict in the Country.
Against Hopkins Hospital.
July 2019.

$55 Million - Birth Injury
Our Former Largest Malpractice Verdict.

$33.5M - Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict in TN.

$15.5M- Birth Injury
Largest Malpractice Verdict MN.

$21M- Birth Injury
Verdict Maryland.

$15.6M Cerebral Palsy
Verdict Maryland.

$14M- Medical Malpractice
Verdict Maryland.

$9.2M- Birth Injury/CP
Largest Verdict in MN.
(Before we set record above)

$7M- Failure to Diagnose
Verdict Minnesota.

$5.3M- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Verdict Washington D.C.

$5M- Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury
Verdict Iowa.

$5M - Cebral Plasy/Birth Injury
Verdict Illinois.

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Gary A. Wais, Sr. Partner

Gary is the senior managing partner. Practicing for 30 years, he has dedicated his career to championing the needs of the most seriously injured victims of malpractice. Focusing specifically on birth injury cases, Gary continues to obtain record setting verdicts and settlements in Maryland and Nationwide.

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Kenneth Vogelstein, Sr. Partner

Kenny is a senior partner and a physician. His medical knowledge has proven invaluable in his 25 year practice. Kenny focuses on birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic malpractice injuries. He has recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his seriously injured clients.

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Keith D. Forman, Partner

Keith, a partner, was member of the team that obtained 3 of the 4 largest verdicts in Medical Malpractice history in Maryland, including a $55M verdict and a $21M verdict respectively against two hospitals. A keen and tenacious advocate for his clients, he was invited to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Stephen C. Offutt, Partner

Stephen is one of the Nation's preeminent and seasoned Medical Malpractice trial lawyers. With an extensive record of multi-million dollar verdicts, in 2014 the National Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the Best Trial Lawyers in America following a birth injury verdict for $33.4M. Stephen fights aggressively for seriously injured children nation wide.

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Mary Koch, Partner

Mary will stand & deliver Big for Justice. From her early days as a Federal Prosecutor to large corporate wrong doers, her multi-million verdicts are prolific. Mary won a 34.3M verdict against corporate wrongdoing, one of the Nation's largest in 2010. Mary is tenacious crusader for the rights of injured victims and will fight relentlessly for Justice

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"A seriously unbelievable malpractice team. It truly is high-stakes litigation and this is the malpractice dream team you want. They have the knowledge, resources and tenacity to obtain successful results over the long haul and they are clearly not afraid of anybody. Because of their work, our familie's very existence is made possible."
– D.L.

"Reading this firm's lengthly list of verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice and birth injury is what convinced us. We took a lot of time to select the right law firm for our disabled child with serious life time disability and we are glad we did. Our son will have millions in life time needs because of the hospital care and they did not want to listen to us. They can hear us loud and clear now."

– A.J.

"There are no words to begin to explain how grateful we are for what your team has done for our family. I cannot begin to imagine how we would have survived following the negligent care. Your positive encouragement and support was a beacon of light throughout this difficult process. Hearing that eight figure verdict read in court was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. Thank you and Bless you. "

– W.R.

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