Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Corpus Christi

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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 symptoms).

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.

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