Seattle Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Providing Legal Support to Washington Families When They Need It Most

When a family learns their child has cerebral palsy caused by a birth injury, it can be an overwhelming and heartbreaking time. Not only must they learn to cope with the physical and emotional effects of their child’s injury, but they may also be struggling financially due to unexpected medical expenses, therapy costs, and other associated expenses.

At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we understand the unique challenges that Washington families face when their child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are passionate about advocating for victims of birth injuries and are committed to helping families get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys have a successful track record of representing clients in cases involving cerebral palsy and are prepared to fight for you and your family’s rights. 

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to a medical error or negligence, please schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Seattle cerebral palsy lawyers today by filling out this online form or calling (206) 208-0318.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect muscle movement, muscle tone, and coordination. It can cause physical disabilities, impairments in speech, difficulty with fine motor skills, and can even impact breathing. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or at birth. 

Early signs of cerebral palsy in an infant may include: 

  • Delays in reaching milestones like sitting up, crawling, grasping objects, walking, and talking
  • Trouble with movement, balance, or coordination
  • Poor head control and stiff neck muscles
  • Difficulty sucking, eating, and swallowing
  • Stiff muscles or tight joints that can cause a baby to move less than usual
  • Abnormal postures like curved back or legs turned inward when standing or crawling
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Abnormal muscle tone that is too tight or floppy when picked up 
  • Excessive drooling/ difficulty swallowing saliva
  • Poor eye contact or lack of facial expressions
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If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect that it may have been caused by medical malpractice, reach out to our cerebral palsy attorneys online or call us at (206) 208-0318 to schedule a consultation.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can be caused during the birth process. In some cases, this occurs due to errors or negligence on the part of medical professionals.

Some of these potential errors include:

  • Failing to monitor or recognize signs of fetal distress 
  • Not diagnosing or treating infections in mother during pregnancy 
  • Administering too much oxygen or not enough oxygen to the baby 
  • Neglecting to detect and treat umbilical cord issues such as compression, prolapse and entanglement 
  • Incorrect use of forceps/vacuum extractors during delivery 
  • Improperly using medications to induce labor or speed up delivery process 
  • Delaying Caesarean section when a C-section is necessary 

In some cases, cerebral palsy can also arise after a baby is born. Neurological damage due to post-birth trauma or lack of oxygen to the brain after birth can result in cerebral palsy.

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe it was caused by medical malpractice, the Seattle-based attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender can help. We understand how complex birth injury cases can be and are committed to helping Washington families get the justice they deserve. 

Our purpose is to help families in their time of need. Call (206) 208-0318 or reach out using our online contact form. Our Seattle cerebral palsy lawyers are here for you!

“We couldn't have found a better team of people to act on our behalf.”

Why You Should Hire an Experienced Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Attorney

Pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of a child affected by cerebral palsy can be a daunting prospect, but the benefits of taking legal action may be significant. A successful lawsuit can provide your family with the financial compensation they need to cover current and future costs associated with your child’s injury, such as medical treatments, physical therapy, and specialized equipment. Filing a claim can also be an important way of holding accountable those responsible for your baby’s injury and preventing similar incidents from occurring again in the future. 

When a parent believes that their child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice, it is important to have an experienced birth injury attorney on your side. At Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, we have over 50 years of experience helping Washington families with their legal needs. We believe that families deserve justice when their children are injured due to medical negligence.

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