If a medical professional fails to act within the applicable standards of care while delivering your baby, the results can be catastrophic. One common birth injury is cerebral palsy.

If your child has cerebral palsy, please contact our cerebral palsy lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC immediately.  

The attorneys at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC have years of experience helping parents hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition that affects your child’s ability to function independently for the rest of their life.

You have legal rights if you believe your baby suffered a preventable brain injury before, during, or after delivery. Our cerebral palsy law firm can help you determine the best course of legal action.

You Won’t Pay Anything Unless We Recover Compensation

Do not worry about how you will afford a medical malpractice lawyer. We handle medical malpractice matters on a contingency fee basis. That means you will not pay any legal fees and expenses, unless there is a recovery.  

A contingency fee arrangement allows you to pursue the compensation your family is entitled to without incurring hefty legal fees. Contingency fees are discussed at your first meeting and are represented as a percentage of your total settlement.

We understand that the diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be a terrifying time for you and your family. We want to help you navigate the legal system’s challenges and hold negligent parties accountable.

While filing a medical malpractice suit will not reverse your baby’s cerebral palsy, it can help hold medical professionals accountable and result in compensation for costly medical treatment.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for multiple conditions impairing a child’s muscle coordination, movement, and motor skills. A baby could sustain damage to a specific part of the brain during fetal development, childbirth, or infancy.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy may develop right away, or it could be a few years before parents recognize something is wrong. Symptoms vary from baby to baby, but some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Seizures,
  • Speech impediments, and
  • Lack of balance and fine motor skills.

It is crucial to see a doctor right away if your baby is exhibiting any of these symptoms. Once it has been confirmed that your baby sustained a brain injury that led to cerebral palsy, contact our office right away. You need aggressive and highly skilled lawyers.

Understanding How Medical Negligence Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Here are a few examples where medical malpractice could lead to a brain injury:

  • Failure to perform a timely C-section after recognizing the baby is in distress,
  • Failure to diagnose and treat a prolapsed umbilical cord,
  • Improper use of forceps during delivery or excessive vacuum extraction, and
  • Failure to appropriately respond to a baby’s fetal heart rate change.

Let us review your case and look over all of the facts. We specialize in medical malpractice cases and will help you determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.

Contact Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in Baltimore

If you are searching online for a cerebral palsy attorney, contact Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, LLC today. Our attorneys know what it takes to build a successful birth injury claim in Maryland.

Do not risk jeopardizing your case by hiring a lawyer without any related experience. Contact our firm today to schedule an initial consultation.