Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Attorney / Lawyer

What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy is a type/classification of Cerebral Palsy that affects the muscle tone and movements of the patient. The patient cannot have control over his involuntary movements of feet / legs / arms / hands. This disease is due to damage of brain's basal ganglia. There is no permanent cure for this disease.

Need for an Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Attorney / Lawyer

If you suspect that the patient has cerebral palsy due to medical negligence / medical mistake then you can claim for compensation. However not all cases of athetoid cerebral palsy are due to medical negligence. This disease might have occurred due to brain's congenital malfunction. Or else, if the mother was exposed to very harmful chemicals or toxins or any physical trauma before delivery, then again the child might get this disease.

Hence you have to first confirm if your case is a valid case. For that, you have to meet Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Attorney. The attorney will do a detailed study on the medical reports of the patient birth; send the medical records to expert doctors to check if the disease is due to birth injury caused by medical negligence. When he receives the confirmation from his doctors, he will confirm if the case is worth to be filed. He will also guide you on the legal procedures to be followed.

How does Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Attorney / Lawyer Claim and Win the Compensation?

Claiming for Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and getting the compensation is not so easy task. The lawyer has to proceed with many legal formalities for even few years to win the claim. The lawyer has to first obtain the legal aid for the patient. Normally all children affected by Cerebral Palsy or birth injury will be eligible for legal aid. Then the lawyer has to get the obstetric and gynecological records associated with the patient's birth. The record should include details evidencing medical mistakes. With these documents ready, the lawyer will file the case and the investigation will start.

The hospital's lawyer might defend saying that their treatment is correct and it had a purpose. They might show second opinion from other experts in the same field, and they might also quote references from text books to argue that their treatment doesn't have a mistake. In such cases, the claim might get rejected and the case will favor the hospital. Hence the lawyer has to be very careful and very talented to argue and support the claim. The lawyer must also prove that the cerebral palsy is caused by asphyxia.

Ensure that legal aid board has authorized your lawyer to apply for both legal aid and medical negligence claims. Only then he will be allowed to do all the legal formalities mentioned above.

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