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Legal Support

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.

  • Consultation: The first step is to call Dr. Davis to discuss your case or fill out the free on-line consultation. After reviewing the details of your situation, we will determine if your case has the potential for legal action. If it does, we will reach out to you to discuss your many options.
  • Evaluation: We will collect extensive medical records related to your case and study the etiology--or root causes--of your child's brain injury. Dr. Davis has evaluated hundreds of infant brain injury cases and has seen, in many, clear evidence that medical malpractice was to blame for the development of cerebral palsy. In addition to having Dr. Davis as a member of our team, we also have close relationships with pediatric neurologists and other specialists from Ivy League Universities, leading hospitals and medical centers from throughout California and the nation. We often consult with these specialists to find the evidence that can make the difference in your case.
  • Litigation: With the medical evidence on our side, we will file a formal complaint demanding justice and compensation for your child. The brain damage your child has suffered cannot be reversed, but the future can be made as bright as possible with compensation from those responsible for your child's injury.

To determine the cost of care your child will need for the rest of their life, we must gather extensive details about your situation. Because we have been practicing in this area of the law and within this area of medicine for so long, we know how to get maximum compensation for our clients. We know the questions to ask, the evidence to gather and the experts to call upon. We will determine the maximum amount of compensation possible for your case and we will be aggressive in pursuing what is best for your family.

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.