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CEREBRAL PALSY IN CHICAGO
If your baby is born with cerebral palsy as a result of a medical error or develops the disorder after birth due to an illness that could have been prevented, it’s important to contact an attorney who specializes in birth injuries to determine if you have a medical malpractice case and may be entitled to damages.
The cost to care for your child – and your child’s long-term costs including for mental and physical health care – could be high, especially over a lifetime.
An experienced Chicago cerebral palsy lawyer can help you get a settlement that will cover those costs, allowing you and your child to focus on creating the richest life possible.
Do you need a Chicago cerebral palsy lawyer? Get in touch with us today and find out how we can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
WHAT IS CEREBRAL PALSY?
Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage that usually occurs before birth, and impacts between 1.5 to 2 million children and adults in the United States.
While the exact cause of the condition is unknown, there are a variety of risk factors associated with cerebral palsy, including premature birth, low birth weight or loss of oxygen during birth. While the condition causes physical limitations because the disorder impacts the developing brain, it is not always linked to intellectual ability.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy generally tend to manifest themselves during infancy or in preschool years, and they are most marked by impaired movement.
The degree of disability varies greatly. Some people are able to walk despite uncontrollable muscle spasms and have normal intellectual capacity, while others have both physical and intellectual disabilities.
CAUSES OF CEREBRAL PALSY
While the exact cause of cerebral palsy isn’t known, researchers do know that the condition is associated with a disruption in brain development before birth.
Potential cerebral palsy causes can include:
Genetic mutations that trigger abnormal brain development
Maternal infections that impact fetal development, such as preeclampsia, rubella, chicken pox, toxoplasmosis (caused by exposure to a parasite often found in cat feces, which is why doctors recommend keeping pregnant women away from litter boxes), STDs including herpes and syphilis, and the Zika virus
Exposure to mercury
Fetal stroke, which can disrupt the blood supply to the brain while it is developing, cutting off oxygen
Inflammation in or around the brain, possibly caused by infection
Traumatic head injury, the result of a motor vehicle accident or fall
Lack of oxygen to the brain during labor or delivery
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Working with David was a pleasure. From the first time I spoke to him I felt at ease with him as he seemed more concerned with my well-being before all. He was always keeping me updated on everything every step through the process and was always available for me if I had a question. David delivered more than expected for me in every way and I would recommend him to anyone. A real class act with your best interest at heart!
Frank T.May 31st, 3017
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Thumbtack CustomerJune 30th, 2017
I would highly recommend Attorney David Schwaner and Schwaner Injury Law, to anyone. Not only is David knowledgeable and a gifted attorney, he’s a very sympathetic individual who takes the time to get to know you and your situation. He makes sure to answer all your questions, return all your calls, and always has your best interest at heart. Really top notch attorney, and law firm.
Konrad T.September 15th, 2017
I couldn’t have asked for a better injury lawyer. David Schwaner was wonderful to work with. He’s straightforward and gets the job done, all the while being most compassionate. I wish I could choose 6s. I’d recommend Schwaner Injury Law above all.
Betsy M.July 14th, 2017
David help our family out he took time out to explain everything and was so caring the car accident was do bad that David cried because my son was shot at 30 times and had a bad injury that needed surgery david work night and day because we did not have the best insurance company
Avvo ClientApril 13, 2017
If you want a lawyer with compassion, a conscience, and a strong base of knowledge and experience, David’s your guy. I found myself seriously injured while traveling alone. He treated me with respect, patience, and genuine honesty even when I couldn’t really advocate for myself or think straight due to medications (this is where his patience came in). While it turned out that there wasn’t much any attorney could have done for me, he certainly exhausted every option, and I have no doubt he would have fought well for me had a trial occurred. The only drawback to having hired Mr. Schwaner is that I can no longer tell all those awful lawyer jokes. He ruined them all for me. But that’s a price I’m happy to have paid.
Karen D.January 8th, 2018
I was recommended to Schwaner by another yelper. I Visited this office recently, located in the garner building. They are time efficient people here, things are organized and done when they give you their word to be. After my meeting I must say that the staff is very helpful and David is extremely supportive of his clients. He was ready to answer all questions and commit to necessary steps to help solve the situation immediately. He is one of the best out here!
Helen W.January 5th, 2018
I am truely grateful to David who dealt with the insurance companies on our behalf. We had our own injury to handle and luckily we were able to come in contact with David. He gave us assurance that he would take care of everything. He was very adamant on keeping us informed of the status of the case throughout the process. I hope that I never have to deal with a situation like this again in the future, but if I do I know I can trust David to relieve our worries and be there for us.
Sal W.August 31, 2017
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