Potential Compensation in a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on April 17, 2015
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that has damaging effects on body movement, reflexes, balance, and muscle control. This condition can be extremely debilitating, and, while the condition will not progress or worsen over time, it can have long lasting effects. In many cases, cerebral palsy is a result of malpractice that has taken place during the birthing process. Birth injuries can impact the victims for life and result in a significant financial impact for the victims’ families. Personal injury attorney Norman J. Younker has experience handling cerebral palsy cases. He understands the unique repercussions of a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy and works with experts in the field to ensure that victims of these malpractice lawsuits will be adequately compensated. Potential cerebral palsy lawsuit results for our Utah clients are significant, and take into account medical and care costs, as well as compensation for emotional damages.
Potential Cerebral Palsy Damages
For victims of a birthing injury, such as cerebral palsy, it is important to work with a skilled attorney who understands the lifetime of damages that may result from this injury. Mr. Younker runs a large law firm and works with a team of experts that includes an obstetrical nurse, pediatric rehabilitation specialists, a neonatologist, and a pediatric neuroradiologist. By working with these experts, we are able to create a strong case that shows the emotional, physical, and financial damages that result from a cerebral palsy birthing injury. Our goal is to provide our clients with just compensation that will ensure the victim is adequately provided for throughout the duration of his or her lifetime. Below are some of the damages that we will fight to collect for our clients:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Care/rehabilitation costs
- Loss of wage earning potential
- Emotional pain and suffering
Taking into account both economic and non-economic damages, the potential results of a cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit can be significant. By creating strong cases and fighting for maximum compensation, Norman Younker has collected millions of dollars in financial compensation for clients who have been victims of birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice.
When to File Suit
Cerebral palsy is most often caused by a lack of oxygen to a baby’s brain either during labor or immediately after birth. Some of the most likely causes of a lack of oxygen during labor include the following:
- Negligence or recklessness using forceps during delivery
- Failure to adequately monitor fetal vital signs
- Failure to detect a prolapsed umbilical chord
- Delaying or neglecting to perform a medically necessary cesarean section
If any of these complications arose during the labor and delivery process, or if you have other reason to believe that your child’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice, it is important to speak with attorney Norman Younker to discuss whether filing a malpractice lawsuit is in your best interest.
If you suspect that your child’s birth injury is a result of medical malpractice, we urge you to contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case. Attorney Norman J. Younker is highly experienced in medical malpractice lawsuits and can help you to determine your best course of legal action. We look forward to hearing from you.
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