Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive condition or lesion causes in the developing fetal or infant brain. It may occur at the early stage of pregnancy – during or after birth. It can cause impairment of motor and other impairment. It can cause abnormalities of movement, coordination, muscle tone regulation, balance, and posture. The child with cerebral palsy may not be able to execute intended movements, automatic movements, control postures, a problem with speech, comprehension, mental retardation or completely paralyzed.
When the physician, clinic’s or hospital deviated or departed from accepted community standard of practice, and that, such departure was a proximate cause of the fatal or infant’s cerebral palsy; at that condition, the infant may bring an action against such physician, clinic or hospital.
In legal term, it is called medical Malpractice, and in general term, we may say physician’s fault or wrongful act – the error which caused cerebral palsy to fetal or infant.
The victim may claim following damages:
- Past medical care expenses
- Future medical care expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- If applicable life care expenses
- Other damages
BLF obtains Medical expert’s medical opinion what was the cause of Cerebral palsy. Based on Medical Expert’s opinion Bhurtel Law firm decides whether to take any claim or not.