Maryland’s Premier Law Firm for Children Born with Cerebral Palsy
Protecting your children when a preventable birth injury changes their futures
Parents do anything and everything they can to protect their children, and they trust in our doctors to do the same. When a doctor’s negligence results in a birth injury like cerebral palsy, however, it can be difficult to move past feelings of anxiety, anger and even guilt.
Here at Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we understand how you feel – and we’re here to tell you that nothing about your child’s condition was your fault. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys has substantial expertise fighting on behalf of children born with cerebral palsy to ensure that they receive the compensation they need to help them have better futures. We hold the responsible parties accountable.
What is cerebral palsy?
Though cerebral palsy affects muscle coordination and motor skills, it is actually a non-progressive brain injury. There are many kinds of CP, and they usually develop by the time a child reaches the age of three. Congenital cerebral palsy begins while your baby is still in the womb, and may develop as the result of an infection, or because of an Rh incompatibility between the fetus and the mother. Other forms of CP may develop because of:
- Head trauma during the birthing process
- Oxygen deprivation during delivery
- Untreated jaundice (both in the womb and during infancy)
- Breech births
- Other seemingly unrelated birth defects, such as a malformed jaw
Low birth weights are another risk associated with cerebral palsy, putting premature babies and twins (or any multiple births) at a higher risk for developing the condition. Your doctor is responsible for monitoring your health as well as your baby’s. If an undiagnosed infection is allowed to progress, or if the OB/GYN applies too much pressure with the forceps, your child may develop cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice. Because symptoms can change or progress over time, it is important that you seek out legal advice as soon as you receive a diagnosis.
Why Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is the right choice
With an impressive history of verdicts and settlements, Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has obtained verdicts or settlements that have resulted in fair life time benefits. A favorable result could mean that your child’s financial needs will be taken care of for life.
If you believe that your child’s condition could have been prevented by better medical care, complete this form for a professional review of the records relating to your pregnancy and birth.
Maryland’s trusted authority in cerebral palsy cases
If you have not received answers to how this happened to your child, you deserve an experienced legal/medical team on your side, a team that has only your interests at heart. Please call the Maryland attorneys of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. at 410.988.4449. We can help you protect your child’s future.