Does your child have cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice or negligence?
If so, you and your family deserve maximum restitution in order to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Attorneys Elizabeth and Matthew Quick, serving Greater Seattle, Washington, can fight for the justice you and your family deserve.
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Our lawyers serving Greater Seattle put our clients and their needs first. We understand that going through legal proceedings while trying to cope with grief and your child's health needs is an incredibly difficult and stressful situation. Our attorneys want to be there to help you every step of the way to achieve justice and collect maximum compensation for your losses. If you're in Everett, Bellevue, or elsewhere in the Greater Seattle, Washington, area, contact our lawyers online to schedule your free consultation, or call:
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect your child's ability to move properly and maintain good posture and balance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the most common motor disability in childhood, and it affects about 1 in 345 children.
Our Birth Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for You
Elizabeth Quick has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and is a graduate of the invite-only Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She has handled hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death cases, and will not hesitate to take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Matthew Quick has been an attorney since 2013. He has worked on numerous personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries, helping injured clients and their families rebuild their lives in the wake of tragedy.
The Legal Advocacy You Need In Seattle, Washington
Our Seattle-area law firm has helped hundreds of clients collect the compensation they deserve after a personal injury. Our birth injury attorneys work with a network of experienced neurologists and other medical experts who can make all the difference in your cerebral palsy case.
Contact our cerebral palsy attorneys serving Greater Seattle if you believe your child has been a victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence resulting in cerebral palsy. You can request a free consultation online or call:
"I Would Highly Recommend QLG to My Friends and Family" Seattle, Washington, Chooses Our Law Firm
As another reviewer said - "Five stars is not enough!" I was very focused on finding highly experienced, knowledgeable, and practical counsel to handle my matter. Matt Quick and the Quick Law Group (QLG) provided all that and more. Everyone I interacted with at QLG was professional, responsive, helpful, and a pleasure to work with, as well. Matt was all of the above. QLG did an excellent job and obtained a great result. I would highly recommend QLG to my friends and family, if they ever had a need for such services. Please note that the above is general information based on my personal experience as a client and is not to be construed or used as legal advice or a professional referral.View on Google
Matt & Liz Quick are a brilliant team. Their staff is also very friendly, professional, and prompt. I called the Quick Law Group on the suggestion of a friend after I couldn't get anywhere with the insurance company of the man that rear-ended me. I was still suffering years after the accident - I wouldn't settle and out of desperation decided to find an attorney. I am so glad I chose Quick Law Group. Matt and Liz walked me through everything. Answered all of my questions, and I felt such confidence in them after just the consultation. I would recommend them to anyone needing great representation in your pursuit of a fair bodily injury settlement.View on Google
How We Build Your Medical Malpractice Case
All doctors are required to meet a standard of care. This means they performed how other doctors would in the same situation. If a brain injury that led to cerebral palsy occurred due to the doctor's actions, they did not meet that standard of care.
There must be proof of a connection between the doctor's actions and your child's injury to prove medical negligence. The actions or lack of actions performed by the doctor must directly relate to the cause of your child's injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.
There must be proof of a relationship between the doctor and patient, meaning the doctor agreed to provide some form of care to the patient. This can include doctors in the delivery room, an OBGYN, or a general practitioner.
Compensation In a Birth Injury Case
Our cerebral palsy lawyers will do what it takes to collect just compensation on your behalf. If a fair settlement is not achieved, our attorneys are not afraid to go to trial to get what you deserve. The compensation (also called "damages") will be used to cover the cost of medical expenses and other losses that occurred due to the negligence that caused the birth injury.
Now Is the Time To Reach Out to Our Attorneys Serving Greater Seattle
In Washington, personal injury actions must be commenced within three years of the injury. If they are not, you run the risk of having your case thrown out and recovering no damages.
Book a Free Consultation With a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Our attorneys offer free consultations to everyone who believes they have been injured because of another party's negligence. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, come talk to one of our cerebral palsy lawyers. Time is essential in any case, especially one involving a birth injury. Call today to schedule your free consultation with our lawyers serving Everett and communities throughout Greater Seattle.
Our Seattle Clients Explain Why They Chose Our Law Firm
Liz Quick is a brilliant trial attorney. I was the plaintiff in my case and I remember sitting in that courtroom thinking “She is incredible!” She operated with such ease and such confidence in what she was doing that I just couldn’t be anything less than in total awe of her. She also was amazingly pleasant to just be around. When you are feeling as vulnerable as I felt during during the trial, having someone on your side like Liz meant so much.View on Google
Matt and Liz have great experience and provide exceptional service dealing with the personal injury cases. Not only do they give you an honest assessment of your case, deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, guide and support you though the process, they also share their experience with what kind of medical advice to seek to help you get better. I have already recommended Matt and Liz to some friends and will happily do this again.View on Google
Has Your Child Been Injured at an Everett Hospital? Contact Our Law Firm Today
Our lawyers service the greater Seattle area, including Everett. Contact us today if you believe medical malpractice or negligence in Everett has led to your child having cerebral palsy.
What To Expect When You Hire Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
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Living With Cerebral Palsy
Unfortunately, there is no cure for cerebral palsy. However, through modern medicine, many people suffering from the disease are able to live fulfilling, happy lives. Recovering damages through a settlement or trial can make certain your child has the resources needed to achieve their best possible quality of life, including:
Throughout your child's life, they may have to go through speech therapy or physical therapy to deal with developmental issues associated with cerebral palsy. Depending on the severity, a combination of surgeries and medication may also be needed to help with their mobility and muscle or joint pain.
Cerebral palsy can limit your child's ability to walk or move normally. Occupational therapy can help train your child's body to have proper mobility. Many people suffering from cerebral palsy also find assistive technology like body braces, walking devices, and adapted vehicles to be helpful in their day-to-day lives.
Having any form of disability can take a toll on your child's mental health. Especially for young children, living with cerebral palsy can cause self-consciousness and low self-esteem. The disease could cause many mental and emotional hurdles for your child to overcome throughout their lives. A psychologist can help.
Our Law Firm Stands with Victims of Birth Injury Dedicated Personal Injury Representation in Greater Seattle
Our lawyers take the time to get to know each of our clients and their unique needs so that we can provide the best possible outcome for you and the ones you love. We work on contingency because we are confident the work we put into each case will lead to successful outcomes that will allow you and your child to move on with your lives.
Contact our office serving Everett and Greater Seattle, WA, today if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to any medical error.
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My husband and I worked with Matt after his motor vehicle accident. He was patient with my husband as he grappled to understand his injuries as well as the legal system without previous accidents and with Spanish as his primary language. Medical bills and a long term plan were initially overwhelming but taking it one step at a time and checking in regularly allowed for a helpful and safe outcome in every way.View on Google
I am so grateful to the entire Quick Law Group for their help. It took a few years to finally complete my treatment for my injury, and Matt kept in touch with me every step of the way. They have the experience and reputation that have resulted in a settlement that made me very happy. Their work was efficient, thorough, and professional. It is a bonus that they were all incredibly nice and down to earth. Highly recommend.View on Google
Does My Child Have Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy can affect your child's ability to walk and stand, and could cause them to have poor balance and coordination.
Some children suffering from cerebral palsy will have spastic or exaggerated reflexes and involuntary tremors.
One of the lasting effects of oxygen deprivation on the brain is developmental delays. These often present as impairments in physical or fine motor movements and speech.
Stiff or loose muscles are a common sign in children with cerebral palsy. This can lead to the child favoring one side of their body over the other.
This can be a concerning side effect of cerebral palsy and is even more frightening when it happens to young children.
What Puts Children at Risk Of Developing Cerebral Palsy?
An infection while pregnant could cause inflammation in an unborn baby's brain, leading to brain damage. Chickenpox, rubella, and some bacterial infections have been linked to cerebral palsy and should be treated immediately by your medical professional.
The health of the mother has a direct correlation to the health of her baby. Mothers who suffer from a thyroid disorder, seizures, and other conditions are at greater risk of having a child who develops cerebral palsy.
Low Birth Weight
Low birth weight can be a contributing factor to many issues in a child's development and health. Children weighing less than 5.5 pounds and especially those weighing less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces, have a greater chance of developing the disease.
Children born before the 37th week of pregnancy have a higher risk of developing cerebral palsy. While intensive care for premature infants has greatly improved their chance of survival, they still have a greater risk of developing issues like cerebral palsy.
Complications during birth like the detachment of the placenta, issues with the umbilical cord, or a uterine rupture can cause oxygen deprivation to the brain that can lead to the development of cerebral palsy.
Jaundice is a condition that causes the skin to turn yellow. It is caused by too much of the chemical bilirubin being in the blood. When jaundice goes too long without being treated, it can turn into kernicterus, which can lead to cerebral palsy.
5-Star Reviews Of Our Seattle Firm
My wife had PTSD after a really bad crash. She hated dealing with anything related to her crash because it added onto her anxiety. Another attorney she had spoken to said she would have to do this or that, thus leading to more anxiety, whereas Matt Quick took care of everything, thus putting her at ease. It was also very important for my wife to hire someone whom is honest and fair, while looking out for his or her client's best interest. She didn't want to hire the next attorney who plans on milking the insurance company. She wanted someone honest. Matt was just that guy. He was also very thorough and communicated everything very well. It was such a relief for my wife to have someone she could trust handle everything for her.View on Google
Five stars is not enough. I contacted the Quick Law Group after my first lawyer failed several times to respond to my inquiries. From the first day we spoke, until the case was completed, the lawyers at this firm were very responsive, sympathetic and extremely professional. In addition to keeping me well informed, they explained all of the legal and medical issues in plain English. I also know for a fact they spent many hours dealing with many people who were "less than cooperative." I am in my sixties and have dealt with the many members of the legal profession throughout my adult life. I can say without question, should the need arise you will be smart to read about the others, and then hire the Quick Law Group!View on Google