Los Angeles Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Most people who enter the hospital to give birth are super excited and can’t wait to celebrate with their loved ones once the baby is born. Finding out that your child has suffered an injury during birth due to medical malpractice can be devastating, and you should never have to deal with that alone.
Having support from your family and friends will be crucial, but finding a medical malpractice attorney may be just as important. Your lawyer must have the knowledge and the compassion to help with your case, which can be challenging to find. If you hire Dr. Bruce Fagel, you won’t be disappointed. Call a cerebral palsy attorney at 800-541-9376 today for a free consultation.
Why You Need A Los Angeles Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If you believe that your child’s cerebral palsy is a result of medical negligence, contact an attorney immediately. A lawyer can help you obtain medical records and other documents that will be required for your medical malpractice case. You will need items such as prenatal birth records, medical bills, photographs, test results, and more. Your attorney will also be able to determine if you should file a claim against a specific doctor, other medical professionals, or even the hospital.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy Related To Medical Malpractice
There are several different reasons a child could be born with or develop cerebral palsy, and some of them have to do with a doctor’s negligence. Some of the common causes of cerebral palsy related to medical malpractice include the following:
- Failure to discover or appropriately treat an infection
- Prolapsed umbilical cord that was not detected
- Using delivery tools improperly
- Failure to perform a C-section when it was necessary
- Failure to notice that the fetus is in distress, which leads to a lack of oxygen for extended periods
The Importance of Expert Witnesses
In this type of case, expert witnesses are crucial. They will be responsible for explaining complex medical terms in a way that the judge and jury can understand, so a lot of your case will rest on their testimony. Dr. Bruce Fagel has numerous medical experts that he works with on a regular basis, and he will evaluate your case and discuss it with them. If they believe you have a claim, he will prepare the experts to testify on your behalf at trial, or use information he gathers from them to negotiate with the defendant.
How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?
It’s important to file your claim on time or else you will forfeit your right to any compensation you may be entitled to. In California, the statute of limitations for a cerebral palsy medical malpractice claim is three years from the date of the negligent act. However, if it was not apparent that your child had cerebral palsy until after that deadline has passed, you have one year from the date that you discovered the injury, or one year from the date that you should have reasonably discovered that your child has cerebral palsy due to medical negligence.
Hire a Los Angeles Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Being both a lawyer and a doctor, Dr. Bruce Fagel has a unique perspective. He knows all of the ins and the outs of the medical and the legal fields, and he genuinely cares about every client he works with. The Los Angeles cerebral palsy attorneys at The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates are available to get started on your case. Call 800-541-9376 today for a free consultation.