Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
A family may not notice a child's disability until the child is months or years old — and even then, answers may not be forthcoming. When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you can turn to the Los Angeles law firm of Michels & Lew for honest answers, straightforward legal advice and compassionate guidance. We can help you determine if your child's cerebral palsy was caused by obstetric negligence or any other form of medical malpractice, and explain your options for moving forward with a negligence claim against the doctor, hospital or other medical provider.
If you suspect you are not receiving complete information regarding the cause of your child's cerebral palsy, talk to our experienced legal and team. You deserve to know the truth. Contact our Los Angeles law office to arrange a free medical/legal consultation.
Was medical malpractice to blame for your child's cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) can be caused by a number of factors:
- Maternal infections: If a pregnancy complication or maternal infection, such as Group B Strep (GBS), is not treated properly, it can cause brain damage or brain development problems in the unborn baby.
- Lack of oxygen: Insufficient oxygen to the infant's brain (brain hypoxia) can cause permanent brain damage, resulting in the development of cerebral palsy. The lack of oxygen can be caused by a number of factors — from the umbilical cord constricting blood flow, to obstetric negligence involving the delayed delivery of a baby.
- Jaundice and mismanaged neonatal care: While many newborns suffer from temporary jaundice, severe jaundice that goes untreated can cause permanent brain damage — resulting in cerebral palsy.
- Infant infections or illnesses: Infections or illnesses such as meningitis, during the first few months of life can have catastrophic effects, if not treated promptly and properly.
Don't bear the cost of medical carelessness alone
Children suffering from cerebral palsy will endure a lifetime of physical and emotional challenges and will require long-term specialized medical care and therapy. The cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy can engulf your family. However, you do not have to bear this cost alone.
When you come to our Los Angeles law office for help, our in-house medical director, Bradford S. Davis, M.D., will carefully review your case. If your child's cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice — such as a doctor's failure to recognize signs of fetal distress, failure to perform a timely c-section, or failure to properly diagnose and treat an illness or infection — our legal team will vigorously pursue the full compensation that your child and your family will need to alleviate the financial burdens associated with cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
Contact Michels & Lew — Lawyers for the children
If you would like to speak with a member of our team, or with a medical malpractice lawyer with extensive experience in child injuries, please contact our Los Angeles office to arrange a medical/legal consultation. Whether we determine you have a case or not, we will share all information we find with you, and you owe us nothing unless we recover damages on your behalf.