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As medical malpractice attorneys, we have handled many lawsuits against healthcare providers. In our experience, the most common reasons for a patient to file a lawsuit are:
- wanting to prevent a similar harm to another patient
- wanting an explanation for how or why an injury occurred
- needing financial compensation to provide care for an injured person
- wanting to hold the medical professional accountable
But what events most commonly cause a patient to sue? More ›Share
On April 26, 2023, a Philadelphia jury awarded nearly $183 million to a mother and her child for birth-related injuries.* The verdict is believed to be a record for the highest verdict in a medical malpractice case in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The child was delivered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (H.U.P.) but was born with severe brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy (C.P.) As a result of the child’s medical conditions, he needs lifelong care and support. More ›Share
The short answer is yes, medical negligence can cause cerebral palsy, and, when that happens, the law allows victims to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable. More ›Share
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurologic disorders that impact a person’s motor skills and cognitive development. It typically presents with stiff muscles (called spasticity), uncontrollable movements (called dyskinesia), and/or poor balance and coordination (called ataxia). The most common form of cerebral palsy is called spastic cerebral palsy, where a person has increased muscle tone, making their muscles and difficult to move. Other types include dyskinetic cerebral palsy, where people cannot control the movement of their hands, arms, feet, legs, mouth, or tongue; ataxic cerebral palsy, where people have issues with balance, coordination, or writing; and mixed cerebral palsy, where people have symptoms of more than one type of cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, a byproduct of a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be significant cognitive delays and impairments. More ›Share