Cerebral Palsy

Compassionate Fort Lauderdale Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Anthony Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Cerebral Palsy Lawyer who has the empathy required to assist clients with cerebral palsy. He represents clients who are experiencing cerebral palsy caused by incidents in all areas of Florida – these include Broward County and South Florida.

Cerebral palsy typically begins in childhood, even before birth. It is defined by a lack of motor control or an inability to control certain muscles. As such, people with cerebral palsy may exhibit uncontrolled motion and may even experience seizures.

Cerebral palsy also may have a mental component. That is, people with cerebral palsy may experience difficulty with reasoning or thinking, although this is not always the case.

There is hope for people with cerebral palsy as they may benefit significantly from therapy. This includes physical therapy, cognitive therapy and speech therapy.

Because cerebral palsy affects children, it can be one of the saddest conditions and most difficult to deal with. Cerebral palsy affects not only the afflicted child, but also the parents of the child. Mr. Quackenbush understands this. The mental anguish of the parents is a crucial part of the case as Mr. Quackenbush handles it. This compassion allows Mr. Quackenbush to achieve great results for his clients.

If your loved one is experiencing cerebral palsy, contact this Fort Lauderdale Cerebral Palsy Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you choose to hire Mr. Quackenbush, he will work on a contingency basis. This indicates that there will be no charge to you up front. Mr. Quackenbush will only get paid for his work once you’ve made a recovery.

Client Advice from Fort Lauderdale Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush

Cerebral Palsy can result from genetics, but it can also result from an acute event. For example, cerebral palsy may result from a birth injury. If the birth injury was caused by a doctor or hospital’s mistake, this would be known as medical malpractice.

Cerebral palsy can also be caused by poor treatment during pregnancy. Such treatment can, for example, cause pre-term labor – which is a frequent cause of cerebral palsy. If your doctor’s error either caused, or allowed, pre term labor and this pre-term labor caused your child’s cerebral palsy, contact this South Florida Cerebral Palsy Lawyer.

If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the medical negligence of a doctor or hospital, this would be called medical malpractice. If this is the case, it is important to contact Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible. This is because a medical malpractice case in the State of Florida carries with it all sorts of restrictions and time limitations. The medical community has lobbied hard in Tallahassee and passed all sorts of laws restricting the rights of people injured by doctors or hospitals. For example, the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case is two years. This means that you only have two years from the time of the doctor or hospital mistake to bring your case in the State of Florida. It is therefore crucial that you contact this Broward County Cerebral Palsy Attorney as soon as possible as time is of the essence.

Other restrictions include the fact that a medical malpractice lawsuit in the State of Florida, unlike other types of lawsuits, must go through a pre-suit screening process wherein the defense has an opportunity to fully investigate a claim before a lawsuit begins. There are also caps on damages in medical malpractice cases in Florida, and Mr. Quackenbush will be able to advise you about this.

South Florida Cerebral Palsy Attorney Advocates for Clients Zealously

In representing you and your loved one, Mr. Quackenbush will most likely hire an expert called a “Life Care Planner.” This expert will evaluate your loved one and attempt to determine the cost of his or her future medical care. People with cerebral palsy typically require extensive life-long medical care, and this isn’t cheap. The Life Care Planner will attempt to estimate what that medical care will be, and this allows Mr. Quackenbush to go into Court and ask the Judge and Jury for an amount of money that will fairly and adequately compensate the victim for his or her future medical care. This is one of the most compassionate things that can be done for a person with cerebral palsy as he or she will absolutely need the ability to pay for the extensive medical treatment that will be required in the future.

Mr. Quackenbush will also most likely hire an economist to determine the amount of money the person with cerebral palsy would have earned if he or she did not have cerebral palsy. The victim is entitled to that money because, if he or she was not a victim of the incident and had not experienced cerebral palsy, he or she would have made a living and earned that money over the course of his or her career.

The family members of a child with cerebral palsy is also entitled to compensation for everything they go through as a result of the condition. As stated above, parents of a child with cerebral palsy suffer just as much alongside the child. Mr. Quackenbush understands this. He will make what’s called a “loss of consortium” claim for the parents. Many people believe that a loss of consortium claim is limited to a husband-wife relationship. But this is not true. Parents of an injured child can pursue a loss of consortium case as well. The loss of consortium case is designed to adequately and fairly compensate the parents of a child with cerebral palsy for their own suffering related to the incident, as well as their own care of the child and its consequent monetary expense.

Pursue Justice Along-side a Compassionate Broward County Cerebral Palsy Law Firm

If your loved one is experiencing cerebral palsy due to an incident that occurred anyplace in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush directly at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. Once you’ve chosen to hire this Broward County Cerebral Palsy Lawyer, he will work on contingency. This means that he will not get paid until the case is finished and you’ve recovered compensation for your injuries – therefore there is absolutely no risk to you.

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