Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Corpus Christi
Providing Personalized & Compassionate Legal Representation
A group of nervous system disorders, cerebral palsy can manifest in a number
of symptoms. The type of symptoms a cerebral palsy patient suffers will
determine the “type” of palsy they have. These include spastic
(jerky and/or stiff muscles), ataxic (muscle tremors, poor muscle tone,
lack of balance), athetoid (slow and/or writing movement), or mixed (combined
Though cerebral palsy is present at birth and is caused during fetal development,
it may not develop and manifest until age two or three. Because it is
not a progressive disorder, brain damage does not continue past this point.
That said, many patients experience changes in their symptoms as they
grow older; some worsening and some diminishing.
With all that in mind, if you have an infant or child with cerebral palsy
or you are an adult suffering from cerebral palsy, you may benefit from
discussing your case with cerebral palsy lawyers. Parents of newborns
may be able to prove medical malpractice and negligence that led to a
lack of oxygen in the womb, trauma and/or lack of oxygen during birth,
or a preventable infection during pregnancy.
Learn more about your legal options by calling the Corpus Christi birth
injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. at (361) 238-2789. It costs
nothing to speak to our team during an initial consultation.
Cerebral Palsy Caused by Birth Injuries
If you suspect that your child has developed cerebral palsy due to injuries
during birth or malpractice during pregnancy, you absolutely must consult
with cerebral palsy lawyers immediately. Unfortunately, there is no test
to determine whether or not an infant has cerebral palsy at birth, and
symptoms often take time to develop. This is problematic for proving medical
malpractice, as your child may not be diagnosed for a few years after birth.
If you had complications during labor or you suspect any form of medical
malpractice leading up to giving birth, contact our Corpus Christi cerebral
palsy lawyers right away. At this point, though your child has not yet
been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you can assume that they are at risk.
Your attorney will most likely advise you to keep in close contact with
your pediatrician to obtain a diagnosis as early as possible, especially
if your child is exhibiting any symptoms.
At the same time, because the burden of proof is on you to show that medical
malpractice occurred, you’ll want to discuss your case with cerebral
palsy attorneys, including anything that was out of the ordinary during
prenatal treatments and/or labor. Your attorney will have insights into
the law that you don’t have and will be able to help you build your
case for a medical malpractice suit against your doctor and/or the hospital
where you gave birth.
Disability Benefits for Children & Adults with Cerebral Palsy
Suspicion of medical malpractice is not the only time to contact cerebral
palsy lawyers, though. Parents of children with cerebral palsy may also
qualify to receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) for their child,
and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy often qualify to receive SSI
or SSDI (Social Security Disability Income), depending upon the severity
of their symptoms.
In either of these cases, however, because you are dealing with a government
agency that is already dealing with funding issues, you may be denied,
even though you or your child obviously qualifies for disability income.
This is where cerebral palsy lawyers can help, as well. They can help
you document your (or your child’s) symptoms and build your case
to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you should be receiving disability benefits.
Call Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Today
If you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by birth
injury due to medical malpractice or if you are having trouble qualifying
for proper disability benefits because your cerebral palsy limits your
ability to make a living, don’t hesitate to call the qualified cerebral
palsy lawyers at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today.
Reach us online or by phone at (361) 238-2789 for a free case evaluation.
We strive to help innocent victims of negligence obtain the justice and
fair recoveries they are owed.