Cerebral Palsy

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may feel anxious about what the future holds for him or her. Understandably, you may worry about financially being able to accommodate the needs of your child now and in the future.

Experienced Legal Counsel for Families Dealing With Birth Injuries

At the Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A., these are our concerns too. Focusing exclusively on representing clients with medical malpractice claims, our law firm is here to help you confront your concerns and obtain the compensation that will allow your child to live to his or her fullest potential. Contact our law firm in Columbia, Maryland, for unwavering support.

Preparing Birth Injury Claims for a Favorable Trial Verdict

In a career spanning more than 30 years — working initially for the defense and now for victims — attorney W. Scott Sonntag has developed a strong network of resources in medical circles throughout Washington, D.C., Baltimore and nationwide. Not only do we work with industry-leading experts to determine if a birth injury is related to malpractice, we work with them for assistance in life care planning.

All of our medical malpractice claims are prepared with enough evidence to prove fault in trial. We are also highly effective at anticipating the current and long-term expenses related to a birth injury. Attorney Scott Sonntag is committed to helping you secure a full financial recovery.

Medical Malpractice Can Cause Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury that can impact your child's cognitive and motor skills depending on the extent of the damage. As with many other childbirth-induced brain injuries, cerebral palsy can be caused by lack of oxygen supplied to the brain during childbirth.

In certain situations, a child can be diagnosed with cerebral palsy even when everything was done properly during the pregnancy, labor, childbirth and post-delivery follow-up care. In other unfortunate situations, cerebral palsy could have been avoidable. These medical malpractice cases frequently involve:

  • Failure to regularly examine fetal monitoring strips
  • Failure to recognize signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to promptly alert the physician or respond when distress is suspected
  • Failure to perform a timely cesarean section (C-section), when warranted

Contact Us to Meet With a Committed Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Raising a child with special needs can be overwhelming and costly. Our in-depth knowledge of birth injuries and medical malpractice can be beneficial in determining how to proceed with your case.

Starting with a free initial consultation with attorney Scott Sonntag, you can have confidence knowing that you are working with a law firm that shares your goal of maximizing the opportunities available to your child. Contact our lawyer today to schedule an initial consultation in Columbia, Maryland.