Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
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.
The attorneys of Quick Law Group, PLLC in Bellevue, WA, can fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
Book a Free Consultation With a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Our attorneys offer free consultations to those injured by another party's negligence. You owe us nothing unless we can negotiate a fair settlement or win your civil case in court. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, come talk to one of our cerebral palsy lawyers in Bellevue, WA.
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.
Statute of Limitations
In Washington state, medical malpractice actions must be commenced within three years of the injury.
Once that time has passed, the parents or guardians of a child with cerebral palsy can no longer file a lawsuit.
An Exception for 18-Year-Olds with Cerebral Palsy
If the parents of someone with cerebral palsy did not file a legal claim during that person's childhood, the person with cerebral palsy can file their own medical malpractice lawsuit once they turn 18.
Whether you're a parent filing a birth injury claim or an adult with cerebral palsy who is considering a lawsuit, our lawyers are ready to help with the process.
Speak with Our Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Today The Legal Advocacy You Need in Bellevue, WA
Our Bellevue law firm has helped hundreds of clients throughout Washington collect compensation after a personal injury. Our birth injury attorneys work with a network of experienced neurologists and other medical experts. These medical specialists can make all the difference in your cerebral palsy case.
Contact our cerebral palsy attorneys if you believe your child has been a victim of medical malpractice or negligence. You can request a free consultation online or call our office in Bellevue, WA:
Advocates for Families Throughout Washington State Former Clients Share Their Experiences with Our Attorneys
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.View on Google
Matt, at the Quick Law Group, was a pleasure to work with during a very stressful time in our lives. I cannot imagine having to deal with our personal injury case without him. I give him my highest recommendation.View on Google
Does My Child Have Cerebral Palsy?
Sometimes a child may have cerebral palsy without anyone realizing it. Be on the lookout for these signs and symptoms:
- Poor Coordination - Cerebral palsy can affect your child's ability to walk and stand, and could cause poor balance and coordination.
- Movement Issues - Some children with cerebral palsy will have spastic or exaggerated reflexes and involuntary tremors.
- Delayed Development - Oxygen deprivation can cause developmental delays, including impairments in fine motor movements and speech.
- Muscle Tone - Stiff or loose muscles are common in children with cerebral palsy. This can lead to the child favoring one side of their body.
- Seizure Episodes - A concerning side effect of cerebral palsy, seizures are even more frightening when they occur in young children.
Living With Cerebral Palsy
There is no cure for cerebral palsy. But through modern medicine, many people with CP are able to live fulfilling, happy lives.
Medical Treatments - Your child may have to go through speech therapy or physical therapy to deal with developmental issues associated with cerebral palsy. A combination of surgeries and medication may also be needed to help with their mobility and muscle or joint pain.
Assistive Devices - Cerebral palsy can limit your child's ability to walk or move normally. Occupational therapy can improve mobility. Many people with cerebral palsy also find assistive technology like body braces, walking devices, and adapted vehicles helpful in their day-to-day lives.
Counseling - Living with cerebral palsy can cause self-consciousness and low self-esteem, especially in young children. A psychologist can help address the mental health struggles your child faces as they grow up.
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.
Praise for Our Bellevue Law Firm
"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." Svetlana Rowell
How We Build Your Cerebral Palsy Case
Breached Standards of Care
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.
Connection to the Birth Injury
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.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.
That means you do not pay a retainer to secure our services and will not pay any attorney fees unless we can reach a favorable settlement or win in court.
We Have Secured Millions for Birth Injury Clients Quick Law Group, PLLC Stands with Families All Over the Evergreen State
Elizabeth Quick helped negotiate a $16 million legal settlement for the family of a child who suffered an anoxic brain injury due to a delayed Cesarean section. Had the C-section been performed in time, the child would not have experienced oxygen deprivation and the severe developmental disabilities that resulted.
The $16 million settlement we helped secure will allow that child's family to pay for any medical needs and address the other challenges ahead.
Our lawyers have helped families in Seattle, Bellevue, and other communities throughout the state of Washington. Reach out to our law office about your medical malpractice or personal injury case.
Set Up a Free Case Review Today Dedicated Birth Injury Representation in Bellevue, WA
Our lawyers take the time to get to know each of our clients and their unique needs. This helps us provide the best possible outcome for you and the ones you love. We work on a contingency fee basis 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 the Seattle metro area today if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to any medical error.
Representing the People of Washington Since 2008 Former Clients Explain Why They Chose Our Bellevue 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 & Liz Quick are a brilliant team. Their staff is also very friendly, professional, and prompt... 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.View on Google
Has Your Child Been Injured
at a Hospital in Washington?
Our Bellevue-based lawyers service the greater Seattle area, including Everett and Tacoma. Contact us today if you believe medical malpractice or hospital errors have led to your child developing cerebral palsy.
What To Expect When You Hire Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Take the first step and call our law firm in the Seattle metro area before it's too late.
More Reviews of Our Bellevue Law Office
"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." Neville Cramer
Cerebral Palsy FAQ
Can cerebral palsy be cured?
No. Currently, cerebral palsy cannot be cured. Fortunately, there are many medical treatments that allow children with CP to lead fulfilling lives. This is why it's important to discuss possible legal action with a birth injury lawyer. A settlement or damages can help cover the current and future medical needs your child will face.
When will I notice the first symptoms of CP in my child?
The initial signs of cerebral palsy will often start to appear in the first few months of a child's life. Parents may notice delays in reaching certain developmental milestones, such as sitting up, crawling, and walking. Many children with cerebral palsy are not formally diagnosed until they are two years old.
Does cerebral palsy get worse over time?
No. Cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition, so it will not get worse over time. Keep in mind that cerebral palsy affects everyone differently, and the symptoms a person experiences can change as they get older.
Should I settle my case or bring the case all the way to trial?
It depends. The vast majority of birth injury and medical malpractice cases are settled out of court. Whenever possible, we will help negotiate the most favorable settlement possible. However, there are cases in which the negligent party refuses to provide a just settlement given the nature of the case. In these instances, it is worth pursuing a jury trial to secure compensation and ensure you and your family have the financial resources to address the realities of cerebral palsy.
Is it better for a parent to file a CP lawsuit or should the child with CP wait until they turn 18 to seek legal action?
It's typically better for lawsuits to be filed sooner rather than later. The legal process takes time, and a settlement or jury award can greatly benefit a household as a child grows up with cerebral palsy. Whether you are a parent of a child with CP or a young adult with CP, our birth injury lawyers can review all of your legal options and recommend the steps to take next.