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California Cerebral Palsy Doctor Bradford S. Davis

Decades of Experience Helping Children with Brain Injuries

Bradford S. Davis, M.D. has been caring for patients in Los Angeles since 1980 when he started his medical internship at USC Medical Center. In 1983 he began his tenure at St. John's Hospital in the Emergency Department. He was the Clinical Director of that Emergency Department from 1986 until 1994. And because he is Board Certified in Quality Assurance, he knows that the highest standards of care must be a priority for every physician, hospital and medical care provider.

As the medical director at the law firm Michels & Lew, Dr. Davis evaluates cerebral palsy and other brain injury cases throughout California and the nation. His main focus is on infants and children who have suffered birth trauma and other serious illnesses and catastrophic injuries resulting in brain damage. Over the last fifteen years, Dr. Davis has become particularly well-respected for his insights about the evaluation of birth injuries and has analyzed more than 45,000 cases of potential medical malpractice in his career. He can rapidly evaluate medical records and call upon a panel of experts and colleagues to determine if medical malpractice potentially caused your child's brain injury. His expertise and his resources are vital to the legal support for cerebral palsy that Michels & Lew provides.

Since 1998, Dr. Davis has been the in-house medical doctor for Michels & Lew. Along with the attorneys at the firm, he has helped children and their families obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation after a diagnosis of CP stemming from negligent care. Many times this condition is caused by doctor errors, hospital mistakes, and health clinics or HMO failings. Because of his extensive knowledge related to cerebral palsy, Dr. Davis has the expertise to study complex medical evidence to determine the possible causes of your child's condition.

Dr. Davis is a member of a team that has had success in greater than 95% of accepted cases. Michels & Lew represent clients whose family members have developed CP and helps them get compensation for the cost of care for the rest of their lives. Millions of dollars in financial support may be available if your child suffers from CP and medical error was the cause.

A Medical Doctor with a Focus on Brain Injuries to Children

For a free online consultation, contact Dr. Davis. Not only can he offer crucial medical insights, he can determine if your child's condition might have resulted from medical errors.

For the last fifteen years Dr. Davis has almost exclusively focused on diagnosing brain injuries in children. Such injuries can lead to seizures, cognitive development challenges, posture and mobility issues and a host of other motor and intellectual development struggles. However, such injuries have a wide range of symptoms and some patients may be intellectually healthy while struggling with motor skills difficulties. The range of symptoms is wide and the causes may be incredibly complex. Dr. Davis has both the academic education and hands-on experience necessary to address these complex medical challenges.

Cerebral Palsy Legal Support

Our Doctor, Team of Investigators and Attorneys may be able to Help You

When cerebral palsy (CP) is diagnosed in a newborn or young child, parents can feel a bit of hope knowing tremendous strides have been made over the last several decades for the treatment of CP-related challenges. But many parents have substantial concerns about their ability to pay for the care their child deserves. Private insurance, Medicaid and other programs may cover many costs but the best treatment can be prohibitively expensive. Since CP cannot be cured, a child with CP will very likely grow up to be an adult with CP. This means that the extensive medical attention, therapy, support and multiple accommodations will have to be accounted for. If your child's CP was the result of medical malpractice, our lead medical investigator, Bradford S. Davis, M.D, and the legal team at Michels & Lew may be able to help you obtain significant support for the care of your child. You may be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation or other Lifetime Benefits.

Consultation, Evaluation, and Litigation

When you contact our office, you will have the opportunity to discuss your situation with experienced medical and legal professionals. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin pursuing justice and compensation for you. And because you may only have a certain amount of time to file a legal complaint, we encourage you to call as soon as possible. Even if you are not a United States citizen, you still have rights. If your child was injured during birth, you may still file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact us to discuss the details of your case and how we may be able to help you obtain millions of dollars in compensation.

You may have legal recourse against those who may have injured your child. We will be your guides and your advocates throughout the entire process. We win more than 95% of the cases we take. If we do not win your case, you will owe us nothing.

Throughout California and the nation, we are recognized as top professionals in the area of birth injury and medical malpractice litigation. Our reputation is hard-earned. We are respected for our record of success and our commitment to clients. When we file a legal complaint, those responsible for your child's injuries will know that you have an esteemed law firm on your side.

Was Medical Malpractice to Blame for your Child's Cerebral Palsy?

When Dr. Davis examines the health records related to your case, he will look for particular signs that indicate medical malpractice. Some of these signs may be obvious but, far more often, the clues are hidden beneath layers of complexity. Dr. Davis will look for a wide-variety of signs that indicate medical malpractice before, during or immediately after an infant's delivery. As he studies your case, he will expertly seek answers to a myriad of questions including the following:

  • Did the child suffer from birth asphyxia or hypoxia--oxygen deprivation--during delivery? 
  • Did the child have seizures within a few days of delivery? 
  • Did the mother have a history of medical issues not accounted for by the delivery doctor? 
  • Was a caesarean delivery ordered? If not, could such a delivery have prevented cerebral palsy from developing? 
  • If yes, was it performed early enough to prevent a brain injury? 
  • Was a fetal monitor used throughout delivery and was it properly interpreted? 
  • Was Pitocin used to induce labor? 
  • Were appropriate tests conducted before delivery on mother and fetus to prepare for eventual challenges? Were birth complications addressed in a timely and appropriate way? 
  • Were forceps or a vacuum extractor used during labor? What were the child's APGAR scores?

Depending on the answers to these and other questions, Dr. Davis will continue to search for clues and find out if an error occurred during delivery. Labor can lead to complications, but not all difficult labors lead to brain injury. A medical team's preparation and response to such difficulties can be the difference between a healthy child and a child facing a lifetime of medical challenges. We offer free initial consultations and we will provide clear and supportive advice. Whether your challenges are the result of medical malpractice or not, we may be able to suggest the next best steps for you and your family.