What Do You Need to Prove a Medical Professional’s Negligence Caused Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy in Texas?

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Child cerebral palsy
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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
March 23, 2024

Navigating the complex and emotional journey of a cerebral palsy diagnosis for your child is a challenging path for any parent. The diagnosis likely brings with it a multitude of questions, concerns, and, most importantly, a quest for understanding the cause of the illness. In some cases, the condition may be traced back to complications during pregnancy or genetic factors. However, there are instances where the negligence of medical professionals during birth or prenatal care could lead to your child developing cerebral palsy. 

At Davis & Davis, we recognize the profound impact a cerebral palsy diagnosis can have on a family, and the importance of determining whether medical malpractice played a role. If you suspect your child’s condition is the direct result of recklessness or negligence on behalf of your trusted healthcare provider, we are here to help. 

When Is Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis a Result of Medical Malpractice?

It’s crucial to understand the distinction between a naturally occurring condition and one caused by professional negligence. Cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture, can be the result of genetic anomalies, infections during pregnancy, or complications during childbirth. However, it becomes a case of medical malpractice when the condition is directly linked to a healthcare provider’s failure to adhere to established standards of care. 

This includes, but is not limited to, errors in handling birth complications, failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of birth-assisting tools, and delay in performing necessary procedures, such as cesarean sections. Establishing this connection requires a thorough examination of medical records, expert testimony, and an understanding of the nuances of both medical practices and the law.

Proving Medical Malpractice With the Help of a Dedicated Attorney

Proving negligence in cerebral palsy cases necessitates demonstrating the medical provider’s actions deviated from what is considered reasonable and standard care under similar circumstances. You and your medical malpractice lawyer must explicitly demonstrate you and your child were owed a standard of care and this care was breached due to negligence. This often involves a detailed investigation into whether the healthcare professionals failed to appropriately respond to obstetric emergencies, made errors in administering medication, or neglected to follow up on critical signs of fetal distress. 

Gathering comprehensive evidence and finding expert opinions are essential steps in building a compelling case for medical malpractice in Texas. Our team at Davis & Davis understands the impact a diagnosis like this can have on your family. Cerebral palsy can lead to a lifelong need for expensive assistive devices and specific equipment. When we take on your case, we are here to not only help prove medical malpractice has occurred, but to get you and your child the financial restitution necessary for a happy and healthy life. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation and Discuss Your Options Today

The journey following your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis is undoubtedly filled with challenges, including the need for ongoing treatment and accommodations. While we may not be able to undo the past, at Davis & Davis, we believe in making the journey ahead as smooth as possible.

Take the crucial first step together towards securing your family’s well-being. Contact Davis & Davis at (888) 522-9444 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation today. Our goal is to ease your burden and provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing your case is handled with both the capability and compassion it deserves.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

March 23 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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