The Driscoll Firm Welcomes Attorney Jeff Schultz to Legal Team

The experienced legal team at The Driscoll Firm is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jeff Schultz to the firm. Jeff has extensive experience in the legal field, both in private practice and in a public capacity, having clerked for judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois as well as helping to secure a $21 million personal injury verdict which, at the time, was the largest in the history of the state of Mississippi.

Jeff is qualified to practice law in a wide range of different practice areas, including consumer fraud, product liability, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and federal civil rights, among others. The range and depth of knowledge that Jeff is sure to bring to his work at The Driscoll Firm is sure to make him a valuable asset to clients who need the representation of a dedicated and experienced legal professional.

New York girl awarded $103 million in cerebral palsy lawsuit

A 17-year-old New York girl was recently awarded $103 million in her cerebral palsy lawsuit. The lawsuit stated that the girl developed cerebral palsy due to hospital negligence, and the jury sided with the plaintiff.

The girl’s mother, carrying twins, started contractions three months before her due date. The hospital staff failed to notice that her pains were in fact premature contractions until it was too late. The woman went into labor one week after entering the hospital and delivered twin girls.

One twin developed normally, but the other developed cerebral palsy. Seventeen years later, one of the twins is an independent teenager who has complete control of her mobility and cognitive functions, while the other requires constant care and attention. The teenager suffering from cerebral palsy is confined to a wheelchair and has numerous neurological problems. She chose to file a lawsuit against the hospital staff in order to acquire financial compensation to pay for her future needs regarding care.

If your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation to help with the medical bills. Please contact the cerebral palsy lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C., by calling 800-305-9800 today for more information.


Kansas couple files lawsuit after son develops spastic quadriplegia following difficult birth

A couple residing in Kansas has filed a cerebral palsy lawsuit against the hospital in which their son was born as well as against two physicians who were involved in his birth. The lawsuit states that hospital staff negligence directly led to the couple’s child developing cerebral palsy.

In March 2010, the expectant mother entered the hospital in order to deliver her son. The physicians attempted to induce the woman but failed, so they conducted two different vacuum extraction procedures in order to remove the child from his mother’s womb.

These two procedures failed, so the doctors instead decided to pursue an emergency cesarean section. During the c-section, the mother’s uterus ruptured. The child was believed to have suffered a seizure during this time and was delivered with several birth injuries as a result.

Shortly after being born, the infant developed spastic quadriplegia, which is a serious form of cerebral palsy, and his parents believe that the negligence of the hospital staff directly led to this condition.



Missouri Supreme Court ruling overturns cap on medical malpractice damages

The cerebral palsy lawyers at the Driscoll Firm are pleased to announce that the Missouri Supreme Court overturned a previous ruling that placed a cap on the amount of damages that can be awarded to victims of medical malpractice.

The change was made after it was determined that placing a cap on damages was unconstitutional because it violated the victim’s right to trial by jury by not allowing the details of a case to determine the outcome.

To read further into the details  of this decision, click here.

Cerebral palsy can affect children’s diets

Children suffering from cerebral palsy may need adjusted diets in order to cope with the physical constraints of chewing and swallowing.

Cerebral palsy greatly affects the coordination of muscles and movement in an individual. Thus, children with this disorder may be malnourished due to the physical strain that is associated with eating a  meal.

It is important to focus on feeding children with cerebral palsy healthy, non-processed foods that have a high calorie count. The high calorie count is necessary due to the fact that these children may not eat as often as they should because of the discomfort. Foods such as avocados, bananas, and kale aid are nutritious, beneficial components of anyone’s diet, but they may be especially helpful for cerebral palsy patients as they are nutrient-rich and easy to eat.

Cerebral palsy is sometimes a preventable condition. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy due to a medical error, please contact the cerebral palsy lawyers of the Driscoll Firm, P.C., by calling 800-305-9800 today.

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