What is the first step towards pursuing a cerebral palsy lawsuit?
Before a cerebral palsy lawsuit can be initiated, the circumstances of the particular case must be carefully evaluated by lawyers and doctors to determine if the negligence of the physician or other medical professional was to blame for your child’s cerebral palsy.
Getting medical records and fetal monitoring strips
Paramount to evaluating cerebral palsy cases, are the medical records. In most cerebral palsy and birth injury cases, records must be ordered and reviewed from all facilities that provided care during the course of the pregnancy, labor and delivery, and from all specialists who have provided care for the child following birth.
Preparing yourself for the legal process
Lawyers who have experience litigating cerebral palsy cases can identify key pieces from the records which may be indicative of improper care. Once a medical error has been identified, a medical malpractice lawyer can give you a better idea of how your case will be handled and road map as to what to expect during the litigation process.