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Did Your Child’s Birth Injury Cause Cerebral Palsy?

When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it can be overwhelming for the entire family as you learn to adapt. But you don’t have to bear this burden alone. With the right attorney by your side, you can defend your child’s rights and pursue the compensation they deserve.

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At Gauthier Amedee, our dedicated lawyers understand the complex nature of birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy, and we have helped countless families obtain compensation. We are a trusted firm in Louisiana dedicated to serving the people of Gonzales. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, don’t wait. Call today to speak with a cerebral palsy lawyer in Gonzales at no cost.

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What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture. It is caused by damage to the developing brain, often before, during, or shortly after birth. Although there is no cure for this condition, cerebral palsy is a non-progressive condition, meaning it does not worsen over time. 

Symptoms of CP in Babies

If you suspect your child may have cerebral palsy, there are some symptoms to watch out for. These may include poor muscle control, tremors, or involuntary movements. Affected infants may display an unusual posture or favor one side of their body. They might experience difficulties with swallowing, delayed development milestones like sitting up or crawling, and a reduced range of movement. These symptoms usually become apparent in the first few years of life.

How Can Cerebral Palsy Impact Your Life?

Many individuals with CP lead fulfilling lives, but they may encounter obstacles that require accommodations and support from family, healthcare professionals, and community services. They may face challenges in walking, speaking, and performing everyday tasks due to muscle stiffness, weakness, or involuntary movements. Many require lifelong care and assistance, along with regular physical, occupational, and speech therapies to manage their symptoms. CP can also affect social and educational opportunities, necessitating specialized support. 


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Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Infants

Cerebral palsy in infants can result from several factors, typically related to brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. Causes may include:

  • Lack of oxygen to the brain (asphyxia)
  • Brain infections
  • Maternal infections
  • Premature birth
  • Birth complications, such as prolonged labor or breech delivery
  • Genetic abnormalities 

Who Is at Fault for Your Child’s Birth Injury?

The liable parties for a child’s birth injury leading to cerebral palsy can include obstetricians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, or the hospital itself. The party whose negligence caused the injury can typically be held liable. Negligent actions may include failures to monitor the baby’s vital signs, improper use of birth-assisting tools, delayed C-sections, or failure to treat infections. 

Determining fault requires investigating the medical care provided before, during, and after birth. It is best to speak with a cerebral palsy lawyer in Gonzales as soon as possible so that they can conduct a thorough investigation and collect evidence that may not be obvious to someone without the same legal knowledge.

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Potential Compensation from a Birth Injury Case

Compensation in a birth injury case can cover a variety of damages, including: 

  • Medical expenses for past and future care 
  • Physical therapy
  • Special education needs
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering 

In some cases, it may also cover the cost of necessary modifications to the family’s home or vehicle, and expenses related to long-term care or assistance. The objective is to ensure both the child and family receive the support needed to lead a fulfilling life.

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Statute of Limitations for Filing a Claim

Typically in Louisiana, plaintiffs must file a birth injury claim within 1 year of the date the injury was discovered. There may be exceptions to this depending on the circumstances of your case, so it’s best to consult with your attorney before taking action. Additionally, the process of filing a claim may require the assistance of a Gonzales cerebral palsy attorney, as they understand the specific documentation needed and can instruct you on the proper steps to take. 

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You and your family deserve compassionate, quality representation from an attorney you can trust. At Gauthier Amedee, we treat each client like family and fight hard to secure the maximum compensation you are entitled to. We have the knowledge and experience to stand up to insurance companies and hold the responsible parties accountable. Get a free case review with a cerebral palsy lawyer in Gonzales at 225-222-2222 today.