Helping Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that is caused by brain damage at some point in the birthing process — before, during or just after birth. Many factors may contribute to a child developing this condition. However, medical malpractice and doctor negligence are often to blame in these matters.

At the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates, our legal team is committed to helping you uncover the events that led to your child's cerebral palsy. We have nearly 40 years of experience that aids us in the search for answers to your questions and concerns.

Give us a call today to discuss your case in a confidential, no-cost consultation. Based in Alton, we serve clients throughout the St. Louis Metro East area and across southern Illinois.

What Should The Doctors Have Done?

It is intolerable for cerebral palsy to be caused by a hospital error or physician mistake. Our firm strives to hold the medical professionals responsible for the negligent actions that caused the palsy. Some of the cases we have handled have been shown to be the result of the doctor's failure to:

  • Test for complicating factors that may affect labor and delivery
  • Provide timely treatment for identified problems that may prevent the normal development of the infant
  • Thoroughly monitor the infant's vital signs and the mother's condition throughout pregnancy and delivery
  • Take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure a safe delivery
  • Maintain proper follow-up care for the infant after birth

It is important to know that cerebral palsy is not 100 percent preventable. However, the chances that your child becomes injured and develops this condition can be greatly reduced. The reduction in risk can occur by having a doctor who thoroughly and effectively monitors the child and the mother throughout the pregnancy and entire labor and delivery process.

Explore Your Options With An Experienced Lawyer

If you believe that your child's cerebral palsy or other condition was caused by doctor negligence or medical malpractice, let an attorney at our office help you understand your rights and options for filing a birth injury lawsuit. Contact us at the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates today. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at 618-307-4053 or toll free at 888-779-6064. All cases are taken on a contingency basis.