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.