When poor prenatal care or a birth injury results in cerebral palsy, a lawsuit may be filed against medical doctors, hospitals or other healthcare providers for malpractice. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common birth defects, occurring once in every 500 births. Sometimes, the disorder is caused by a genetic defect, but many cases are preventable and caused by the negligence of medical staff. When preparing to file a lawsuit, it is important to hire an attorney who is highly skilled in California birth injury law. Interview personal injury lawyers to determine who has successfully won medical malpractice lawsuits for birth injuries and the amount of monetary damages each one has been able to obtain for his clients. Remember, however, that each case is different, and the financial compensation won will vary from case to case. Howard C. Kornberg is AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to attorneys for legal trial skills and ethical standards. He is a member of ABOTA, the American Board of Trial Advocates. Seeking Justice through a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
A disease of the nervous system, cerebral palsy presents itself in a variety of ways, including:
The effects suffered by a child at birth will affect the rest of his or her life and will require expensive treatments that may have a serious impact on a family’s finances. This causes many parents to proceed with lawsuits immediately after the condition has been diagnosed. Many parents in California turn to the Law Offices of Howard C. Kornberg for justice when their babies have been injured during childbirth. This lawyer’s reputation has successful results in many large settlements, giving clients the money they need and deserve to care for their injured child throughout their life.
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