South Dakota (SD) Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury, & Medical Malpractice Information and Attorneys:

Every single year, as many as 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  However, though that number may seem large, the truth is that no one knows the actual numbers surrounding cerebral palsy.  There are many educated guesses, but until the United States puts some kind of system into place to keep track of cerebral palsy incidents, we may never have an accurate depiction.

What we do know is that cerebral palsy can happen at any point during the pregnancy until the birth of the child due to medical negligence.  If a doctor, nurse, or other pregnancy specialist fails to see something that could lead to cerebral palsy, you may have a case on your hands that entitles you to compensation.  Improperly interpreting test results, ultrasounds or x-rays, or operating medical equipment in an incorrect manner can also lead to later finding out your child has developed cerebral palsy.  If someone on the staff, whether it is a doctor or other member of the medical team working with you during the birthing process, fails to give you and your baby proper care, resulting in cerebral palsy in your child, you also have a strong case that you can use in order to obtain compensation for the damages done to you, your family, and your child.

Every state has different laws and stipulations regarding medical malpractice cases, and that includes South Dakota.  Look around in your area, and if you need to, outside of your area to find the best South Dakota cerebral palsy lawyer to take your case. At least have an attorney look at your case and determine how strong it is or could be.  What is important is that even if you think you have a case, you should take it to an attorney in order to have him or her give you an assessment.  Having a child with cerebral palsy can be exhausting physically, emotionally, and financially.  It is not the child’s fault that he or she has cerebral palsy, so he or she should not suffer in poor conditions when there is a possibility you could recover monetary compensation.

Past cerebral palsy cases led by aggressive attorneys have yielded impressive and well-deserved monetary compensation amounts.  A recovery of $6 million was received for labor mismanagement and later on, a badly performed delivery in which the child developed cerebral palsy.  Another amount of $10.8 million was awarded through a jury to the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy because the hospital staff failed to recognize obvious indications of a uterine rupture.  If a family in Minnesota can obtain $15.5 million for their child with cerebral palsy, then why not your family in South Dakota?

Your child only deserves the best, especially after such a rough beginning to his or her life.  Having a child with a disability can be tough on all family members because they must learn to adapt to their child’s disability just as the child must adapt to everyday life around him or her.  Depending upon the severity of cerebral palsy your child has developed, he or she may be able to walk and perform daily actions necessary in life, or he or she may require help in all areas of life, from moving limbs to eating food.  It all depends upon the amount of injury your child sustained to his or her brain during the birthing process or afterward.  Your South Dakota cerebral palsy attorney can help you identify the steps you need to take in order to obtain the compensation you and your child deserve.

Be sure to find the best South Dakota attorney you can. Find one that specializes in either medical malpractice or cerebral palsy cases.  It will take time and effort, but the benefits will outweigh any and all of the disadvantages.

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