What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder that usually occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage to areas of the brain that regulate muscle movement. The lack of oxygen can occur due to a number of factors, and in some cases, it can be the fault of the medical team during the time of delivery. Cerebral palsy is a difficult condition to live with for children. They will never be able to live as other children, play openly, nor will they be as free as other children will. Parents Continue reading

Tremendous Expenses Related To Disabled Child Care

Raising a child with disabilities can have enormous costs for the family. Beyond the cost emotional, mentally and physically, the financial burden can be tremendous as well. Even with health care insurance and even government assistance, there are many out of pocket expenses that are just not covered. Specialized Medical Equipment Necessary To Care For Disabled Children Depending on the severity of the disability, there are many devices and equipment that may be needed to properly care for a disabled child. Keeping in mind that a disabled Continue reading

Is Medical Care Getting Safer? Or Are Fewer People Filing Claims?

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) data, 2011 had the lowest amount of reported medical malpractice lawsuits since 1991. This information on the surface suggests that medical practice has improved, thus leading to fewer claims. Both consumer advocate groups and tort reform groups, usually on opposing sides, agree that the numbers are misleading. Why Are The Numbers Lower? Although it would be wonderful to think that these claims are lower due to increased health care standards, there are other reasons these numbers have Continue reading

Medical Practitioners Need To Take Responsibility For Birth Injuries Such As Cerebral Palsy To Ease Strain On Children & Families

When a child is born with a birth injury such as a brain injury, the pain it causes the child and the family is immeasurable. When the birth injury could have been avoided, it is even more painful. No family wants to go through the painstaking process of a medical malpractice suit but it is often the only way to get justice when medical mistakes are made. The Fountain Baby Case Recently, that is exactly what Martha and Jonathon Fountain had to do. Five years ago their son was born with a birth injury that has left him with cerebral palsy and Continue reading

Highly Decorated Medical Facilities Still Make Errors That Result In Patient Injury & Death

When choosing a hospital, clinic or any medical facility, you hope by going with the best in the field or area that you are safe in their hands. Prestigious hospitals that have been awarded top honors lead patients to believe that they will only get the best treatment. However, regardless of their records and awards, all medical facilities can make mistakes. Highly Ranked Children’s Hospital U.S. News ranks hospitals from all over the country each year, dividing them into types and specialties. One of the categories is children hospitals. Continue reading

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Children and Their Families

Our law firm is focused on providing the highest quality legal services for children who have been injured in accidents or medical malpractice.  We recognize that injuries sustained by a baby or child frequently accompany them for throughout their entire lives. An appreciation for the significance that attaches to a child’s personal injury or medical malpractice case distinguishes our law office from other lawyers who have a more generalized practice. Experience handling personal injury cases on behalf of minors has allowed our attorneys Continue reading

Should You Bring Your Experts Live to Trial?

I'm really excited that my colleague Ron Miller of Miller and Zois, has agreed to prepare an article regarding a trial lawyer's ongoing dilemma on bringing experts into court for live testimony.  Ron is a seasoned trial lawyer who has seen firsthand how these cases play out. All other things being equal, live witnesses are more interesting than witnesses from recorded depositions. This is pretty obvious, right? It is easier to connect with a live human being than it is with an image on a television screen. Most experienced trial lawyers know Continue reading

Expanded Birth Injury Materials Added At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

As medical malpractice lawyers involved in different types of birth injury cases, we recognize that the specific events that occur behind the scenes can be difficult to compartmentalize.  While the fact patterns behind different incidents may vary-- or overlap, the following areas have become consistent aspects in some of our cases.  Consequently, we have expanded the birth injury section at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, to further refine the expanse of birth injury cases we get involved with. Please take a moment and review expanded sections Continue reading

Don’t Assume Your Child’s Birth Injury Is Compensable

Some of the most prolific medical malpractice cases involve injuries sustained by children during the labor and delivery process.  I can’t image a warm-blooded-person who isn’t moved by the very thought of a severely disabled child who faces a lifetime of developmental difficulties and endless hours of specialized medical attention. Despite their poignant tales, these children—or perhaps more accurately, the people bringing lawsuits on their behalves, still have the burden of establishing that their child’s injury derived from the negligence Continue reading

Study: Ultrasounds Could Help Reduce Premature Birth Rate

One of the scariest parts of becoming a parent - aside from the roller-coaster ride of pregnancy - is the possibility of having a “preemie,” or baby born before 37 weeks. All premature babies have an increased risk of serious medical complications, and usually begin their lives in the hospital’s “NICU” - neonatal intensive care unit. No parent wants to imagine this “nightmare scenario” happening to them and their child. But when 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. (a total of 500,000), the possibility of having a premature Continue reading