Cerebral palsy is actually not a single condition, but a category of conditions that impairs movement control due to brain damage. As a result, cerebral palsy can be caused by a multitude of factors, and sometimes multiple factors at once. Some forms of CP are genetic, developing during pregnancy—but certain infections can lead to CP as well.
Other forms of CP can develop as a direct result of injury, either during or after birth. Oxygen deprivation can lead to long-term brain damage and cerebral palsy. Breech births also carry some risk, as well as severe head trauma. Unfortunately, CP is not always immediately apparent—many children do not develop it until two or three years of age. Children are most at risk for CP in the first few years of life, and spinal infections like meningitis can lead directly to CP.
Birth injuries make up about 20% of all cerebral palsy cases—which means one in five CP cases are potentially preventable with adequate care and preparation. From monitoring the risk of infection in pregnant women to ensuring that unborn babies are not in distress or lacking oxygen, doctors and nurses are responsible for the health of mothers and their babies. When they make costly mistakes, families pay the price.
Why Parents Can Turn to Clark Fountain for Cerebral Palsy Cases
If your child is found to have cerebral palsy, it might be easy to believe that it was simply genetics. What many people find unthinkable is the idea that their doctor’s negligence might have led to their child’s lifelong disability. However, regardless of the cause, many families are unprepared to provide for their child with special needs. Costly equipment, home renovations, therapies, and other forms of care are often out-of-reach for most family budgets.
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That’s why Clark Fountain does what we do. When families have reason to believe their child was harmed because a doctor failed to provide adequate care or the nursing staff made costly mistakes, our firm investigates the circumstances and provides answers. More than that, we fight to provide families with the financial resources they need to take care of their children by holding at-fault parties liable for the harm and costs they incur.
Parents trust Clark Fountain with their children’s futures because:
- We’ve secured more than over a Billion dollars.
- We have more than 200 years of experience.
- We take on complex cases most attorneys turn away or avoid.
- Many of our attorneys are board-certified in their specialty.
- We tenaciously pursue the best outcome, no matter how long it takes.
- We advance the costs of litigation, so our clients do not pay a cent upfront.
- We only collect a fee if our clients receive a jury award or a settlement.
If there’s one word to describe our legal efforts, it’s unrelenting. In one of our past cases, a family had a child who received a brain injury during delivery. Holding the hospital accountable in court required 10 years of work, including pressing the Governor to approve a legislative bill allowing us to bring the hospital to court to answer for the harm it caused. In the end, we secured $35 million for our clients, allowing them to take care of their child in the way he needed and deserved. No matter what it takes or how long it takes, our cerebral palsy attorneys fight with the fullest extent of the law for our clients.