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Miami Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Helping You Pursue Justice for Your Child

Miami Cerebral Palsy LawyerIf your child is showing symptoms of or has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be wondering whether a mistake during delivery was the cause. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami medical malpractice attorneys have 100 years of collective experience investigating negligence and medical malpractice cases.

We can determine when the brain injury that caused your child’s cerebral palsy occurred and help stop a healthcare professional from making the same mistake twice. Call Freidin Brown, P.A. today at 888-677-7764 for a free consultation to see how a Miami cerebral palsy lawyer can assist you.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy (CP). It is a disorder, not a disease, that affects the parts of the brain that control muscle movement and coordination. Most individuals who have cerebral palsy were born with it, whether due to a brain injury that occurred while still in the womb or to a birth injury that occurred due to a labor or delivery complication.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Your child may show signs of cerebral palsy right away, or symptoms may take up to two or three years to develop. Indicators that your child suffered a brain injury during birth that may have caused cerebral palsy include:

  • Seizures – Does your child suffer frightening seizures that could be a symptom of CP?
  • First breaths – Did your child breathe (scream) after delivery or was his or her first breath delayed?
  • Body alignment – Does the positioning of your newborn’s head appear slightly off?
  • Visible weakness – Does your child appear to lack muscle tone or coordination?
  • Tight limbs – Are your child’s hands, arms, or legs rigid?
  • Developmental milestones – Has your child missed major milestones, such as attempting to sit or crawl within the first year?

An MRI or CT scan is usually necessary to determine the extent of any damage to the brain and to guide a treatment or rehabilitation plan. Children with cerebral palsy often need accommodations and medical attention for the rest of their lives. For example, these children can require mobility assistance equipment, physical therapy, and speech therapy.

With the medical and educational resources available today, a child with cerebral palsy can live a full, fruitful life. The team at Freidin Brown, P.A. will seek lifetime benefits for your child if their cerebral palsy was caused by negligence or a mistake during prenatal care or delivery.

Recoverable Damages in Your Miami Cerebral Palsy Case

Cerebral palsy can cause economic and non-economic harm for both the child and their caregivers, including:

  • Pain and suffering: Children undoubtedly suffer from some of the symptoms of their CP, while parents may suffer depression, anxiety, emotional anguish, psychological distress, and other forms of pain and suffering.
  • Medical costs: Your child may need ongoing, costly medical care for their condition.
  • Caregiving costs: If you need help caring for your child or you have to adjust your work habits to care properly for your child, we will consider these costs when forming settlement demands.
  • Rehabilitation expenses: Your child may need lifelong therapy and rehabilitation for their CP, and we will calculate the cost of these services.

We take a comprehensive approach to evaluating damages. Our team will consider how the CP has affected you and your child on a financial, medical, emotional, and psychological level.

How the Freidin Brown, P.A. Team Will Fight for Your Financial Recovery

Our firm will lead every step of your case, including:

  • Securing evidence of medical providers’ negligence
  • Documenting the economic and non-economic harm caused by your child’s CP
  • Calculating a settlement target
  • Negotiating a settlement on your behalf
  • Taking your case to trial if a settlement isn’t reached

We will advise and update you throughout your case, ensuring that you’re always aware of its status.

We Will Work to Determine the Cause of Your Child’s CP

Mayo Clinic explains that cerebral palsy can result from a range of medical hazards, including:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Brain bleeds
  • Complications involving the umbilical cord
  • Inadequate screening during the prenatal stage of care
  • Other complications that may have been preventable with proactive medical care

We will work with top medical experts from around the country to identify any negligent care that may have contributed to your child’s condition.

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Those Facing Birth Injury Cases Choose Freidin Brown, P.A.

It is agonizing for parents to see their child’s quality of life suffer because of cerebral palsy, especially when a professional’s negligence is the cause. Our firm takes it personally when medical professionals fail their patients (including the unborn or newly born), and we will fight for justice on your and your child’s behalf. Our clients choose us because:

Our Main Office Is in Miami

Our clients in Miami know they will receive hands-on, in-person service from our team. We have an office on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, allowing us to travel to clients, medical offices, courts, and other locations that will be part of your case.

We Have Fought for Birth Injury Victims Since 1976

Our firm has sought justice for birth injuries for more than 45 years. Having such an experienced legal team on your side will:

  • Ensure that your attorney is prepared for the complex challenges that arise during birth injury cases
  • Ensure your case has all the resources it requires, including assistance from medical professionals and other experts
  • Provide peace of mind that your case is in the hands of a proven, stress-tested legal team

Experience is especially valuable in cerebral palsy cases, as we are familiar with the complicated medical concepts and terminology that come with this type of case.

Medical Malpractice Is a High-Priority Practice Area for Our Team

Medical malpractice has long been a high priority for the Freidin Brown, P.A. team. These cases are not for the average lawyer, as they often involve complex medical issues, require significant resources to support the case, and involve nuanced areas of the law that can be treacherous for a lawyer who is unfamiliar with medical malpractice. We will partner you with a lawyer whose focus is primarily medical malpractice and who has experience representing clients whose children have cerebral palsy.

We Will Take Your Case to Trial When Needed

We are trial attorneys. When insurers and other liable parties extend lowball settlement offers and exhibit other bad-faith approaches, we don’t hesitate to take your case to court. And defendants know this from our reputation.

We Have a Record of Success and Satisfaction

Former clients routinely provide feedback for our team, showing how hard we fight for victims of negligence:

  • “My experience was exceptional, along with my family also. We had interviewed various attorneys before coming to see Freidin Brown, and the majority of attorneys did not want to accept my case, because it was a very difficult case. Phil and Jonathan stepped up to the challenge, and were exceptional throughout the entire process, and really accepted us as family members into their law firm.”
  • “Freidin Brown gave us hope after many law firms refused to take our case. They were compassionate. They communicated with us throughout the entire process. They were thorough, and because of that, I do believe we had a very successful case.”

We take pride in helping families affected by birth injuries, and that pride shines through in our compassionate, professional legal approach. Call us at 888-677-7764 for a free consultation.

Our Case Results Prove Our Value to Clients

A medical malpractice lawsuit is a high-stakes, potentially life-changing undertaking. It’s important that our firm has obtained many case results for clients in need, including recoveries of:

  • A $38 million jury verdict for twin boys with serious birth injuries
  • A $15.5 million jury verdict in another medical malpractice case
  • A $12.7 million jury verdict for a child with a serious brain injury

We make sure that our clients feel heard, respected, and fought for. Your attorney will issue frequent case updates, and we encourage you to contact us with questions or concerns or when you simply need someone to hear you out.

Frequently Asked Questions About Miami Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

We hear several common questions from our clients, which include:

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Miami Cerebral Palsy Attorney?

There is no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to hire our firm. We will front the cost of your birth injury lawsuit, and we will only receive a fee and be reimbursed for the costs if we make a recovery for you.

How Much Compensation Does My Family Deserve?

This is precisely what our team will determine. Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, can impose a massive financial and non-economic cost on the family, and we will determine how much compensation you and your child are entitled to. Every case is different, and case value depends on various factors like insurance coverage, strength of liability, and severity of injury. We first need to analyze the facts of your case to determine its full value.

How Do I Choose the Right Law Firm for My Case?

When choosing a law firm, ask about the lawyers’ experience in similar cases and ask about their experience taking similar cases to trial. At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have been handling birth injury cases since 1976, and our lawyers have a reputation for taking on big cases in Miami and throughout Florida.

When Should I Hire My Attorney?

Do not wait to hire a Miami birth injury attorney from our team. The state’s statute of limitations can restrict your ability to file a lawsuit, so the longer you wait, the less time you may have to seek compensation. The negligent medical provider may also have evidence that we need to obtain as soon as possible.

Turn to our Miami Cerebral Palsy Lawyers for Experienced Legal Representation

To provide the best life possible for your child, you may need considerable financial assistance. Our team of Miami cerebral palsy lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need from the doctor, nurse, or hospital responsible for a brain injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.

Contact us at Freidin Brown, P.A. for a free case evaluation and to discuss your child’s specific needs. Our contingency fee policy means you don’t pay until we win your case. Call us at 888-677-7764 to get started.

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