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What does a cerebral palsy lawyer actually do?

January 9, 2017


A cerebral palsy attorney’s job is to help your family receive compensation to cover your child’s care and expenses. What you can receive damages for depends on your case, but damages may cover:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of special education, counseling, any equipment or home care costs
  • Expenses from from medical care, rehabilitation, and physical therapy

Your cerebral palsy lawyer will be able to give you an idea of what to expect from your CP case and potential settlement.

The attorney could also come up with a Life Care Plan as part of your compensation. He or she would work with health care and economic professionals to estimate the costs associated with your child’s lifelong care and work to make that part of your settlement. Your cerebral palsy attorney will stand by your side for the months that your case could last.

How Does a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Help My Case?

Your attorney isn’t just someone that represents you in mediation or in the courtroom. He is also hard at work behind the scenes. Before he works on your case, he will do research, conduct interviews, and review ultrasound images and medical documents to determine a possible cause of your child’s CP. If necessary, your attorney may also obtain an expert witness to further secure your case. Once he finds strong evidence, he’ll be able to make a case for you in front of a panel of health care providers, who then have the power to turn your case into a lawsuit.

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