Learning that your child suffers from cerebral palsy is a devastating event. The news is even more heart wrenching if the injury was preventable.
At the law firm of Trapp & Geller in Chicago, Illinois, our lawyers represent families in birth injury and injuries involving infants. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy or another serious health condition, our lawyers are here to get the answers and compensation you need. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
WAS MY CHILD’S INJURY PREVENTABLE?
Cerebral palsy can have many different causes, and it may be impossible to find out why your child has cerebral palsy and whether it was preventable. In this event, there may be nothing that the civil justice system can do for you.
In some cases, however, cerebral palsy is caused by preventable errors or negligence. With the help of medical experts, our lawyers may be able to uncover the cause and hold the negligent party responsible. While nothing can undo the harm that was done to your child, our lawyers can seek compensation to help your child meet the challenges he or she will face.
The following are examples of negligence that can cause cerebral palsy:
- Failure to treat a maternal infection
- Lack of oxygen to the fetus during labor or delivery
- An infant infection that results in brain inflammation or damage
- An infant head injury
Over the past 30 years, our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for children who have suffered life-changing injuries due to the negligence of others.