You have so much on your plate already. Before you decide to pursue a cerebral palsy lawsuit on behalf of your child, you need to know what to expect. What will happen during the lawsuit? What will be expected of you? What will cost it you, and will the potential compensation be worth it?
Our experienced Kentucky cerebral palsy birth injury attorneys want you to know what to expect. We will answer all of your questions so that you can make an informed decision about whether to pursue a cerebral palsy lawsuit.
What Happens During a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
If you are considering a cerebral palsy lawsuit, your first step should be to contact an experienced attorney for a free case evaluation. After you contact a lawyer and decide to move forward with a cerebral palsy case, your lawyer will handle the day-to-day business of litigation. More specifically, your lawyer will:
- Review medical records. Our lawyers and staff nurse will review medical records from your pregnancy and delivery and your baby’s medical records since birth.
- Interview witnesses. We will find out exactly what happened and whether a healthcare provider’s or hospital’s negligence caused your child’s cerebral palsy.
- Secure expert witnesses. We will work with the right expert witnesses if we think they can help prove that the healthcare provider or hospital deviated from a reasonable standard of care and caused your child’s birth injury.
- File a complaint in court. Your case formally begins when a complaint that meets the requirements of the court is filed in the right Kentucky Circuit Court.
- Conduct pre-trial litigation. This includes formal discovery to gather additional evidence, filing appropriate motions with the court, and responding to the defendant’s pleadings and motions.
- Resolve your claim through a settlement or at trial. If your child’s case has not settled or been resolved through court motions, our lawyers will not hesitate to advocate for your child’s recovery in court.
Your lawyer will include you in making critical decisions, but will handle the day-to-day business of your child’s case so that you can concentrate on your family, your work, and the things that you enjoy.
A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit May Be a Smart Financial Decision
Right now, you are supporting your baby, and your health insurance may cover many of your expenses. However, living with cerebral palsy is expensive. In addition to typical living costs, your child may have significant medical bills, physical and occupational therapy expenses, and necessary home renovations. At the same time, your child may be unable to work or to work full time in a job that pays the bills.
A cerebral palsy lawsuit can help your child recover for all of these costs and losses as well as physical pain and emotional suffering. You can pursue your child’s fair recovery with no financial risk.
We believe that everyone should have equal access to the courts and that all children who suffer birth injuries from medical negligence should make fair recoveries without worrying about the costs of litigation. Accordingly, we offer:
- Free, no-obligation consultations. You can’t decide whether to hire a lawyer or pursue a cerebral palsy case before you have more information. We firmly believe that there should never be a financial barrier to getting that information. Instead, we want to meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your potential claim.
- No-fee policy. Our law firm is only paid if your case is successful. We will not charge you an hourly fee. Instead, before you hire us, we will discuss our contingency fee, which will be a percentage of your child’s settlement or court-awarded compensation.
You have just one year to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit. Your time begins when your child is diagnosed with, or should reasonably be diagnosed with, cerebral palsy. With nothing to risk, and so much to possibly gain, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to learn more about your child’s rights.