Cerebral Palsy Surgical Errors Attorney
In some cases, secondary complications caused by cerebral palsy (CP), such as muscles that are contracting painfully, may require surgical intervention in order to relieve the patients suffering or to prevent further injury. These operations can be extremely difficult, because they require surgeons to operate on a patient who, aside from their disability, is otherwise healthy. Regrettably, these operations are not always carried out with the diligence that they demand and instead of alleviating a problem, they end up causing the CP patient more pain. Additionally, these operations are not always necessary and a careless physician might schedule an unneeded procedure.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy that may have been caused by a surgical error, or if he or she has been the victim of a surgical error associated with treatment for CP, we can help. You may be able to pursue financial compensation and justice through legal action. Contact a compassionate cerebral palsy surgical errors attorney from The Driscoll Firm at (800) 900-7704 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our legal team about a case regarding CP-related surgical errors.
Reasons for Surgical Errors
When operating on muscles that are ostensibly healthy, but are acting incorrectly due to secondary health complications, surgeons must be very careful to achieve the desired effect with minimal harm to the patient. They must also recognize when surgery is not necessary or will not provide the desired effect. Instances when physicians fail to do either of these might occur when:
- They are unfamiliar with cerebral palsy
- They do not examine a patient’s condition closely enough
- They fail to try other, non-invasive methods
- They are inexperienced with surgery on cerebral palsy patients
In such a delicate procedure, simple mistakes can have a lasting negative impact on a patient’s life. If your child has been the victim of a surgeon’s negligence, you may wish to consider measures to hold the responsible party accountable.
It can be very difficult when a child suffers from a disability like cerebral palsy, and their struggles should not be compounded by a physician’s negligence. The cerebral palsy lawyers of The Driscoll Firm are available for a free case consultation at (800) 900-7704 to help you in this difficult time.