When is my Doctor Responsible for the Cause of Cerebral Palsy?
You have to go through an expert to decide if your doctor is responsible for cerebral palsy, and one form of an expert could be a cerebral palsy lawyer who has seen several different forms of cerebral palsy, and many cases similar to this type of medical malpractice. One way of figuring out if you’re the victim of medical malpractice, is if you have an expert witness, someone who saw something unusual happen, or a qualified physician that can take a look at your doctor’s work and report whether he or she upheld the standards of accepted medical care.
Cerebral palsy cases are cases that involve gathering paperwork, gathering testimonies from experts and specialists, and various other waiting periods and requirements depending on your case. Generally these cases take 16 months to 2 years to go to court from the filing date. At times they can happen faster if the defendant is willing to settle the case, which will prevent the process of going to court.
How will the Settlement be?
Your settlement should be made based off of the life-time needs of you or your child and the cost associated with that. This is established in a document called the Life Care Plan, a document that is compiled from a group of experts that take all of the needs into consideration and create an estimated list of the types of therapies, medications, treatments, and aids your child is expected to need at various stages of his or her life. Then the goal of your case will be to not only meet that cost, but to even get a little more in an effort to match cost inflation over the years, or other potential future problems.