Cerebral Palsy


Attorneys Representing Birth Injury Victims

A birth injury like Cerebral Palsy, whatever the cause or circumstances, often results in a lifetime of challenges for the baby and his or her family.

The AV-rated* trial attorneys of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard have served the interests of birth injury victims in Missouri and southern Illinois since 1976. We have the experience and the compassion to help your family get answers about the cause of your child’s serious injury.

Representing Cerebral Palsy Victims

hypoxic brain injury can cause cerebral palsy, which refers to a group of conditions that affect movement, balance and posture. Children with Cerebral Palsy have abnormalities in one or more parts of the brain that affect the ability to control muscles. With treatment, many children can significantly improve their abilities.

If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, you want and deserve answers about how the birth injury occurred. You also need financial resources for ongoing therapy and treatment. Contact our Missouri medical malpractice law firm to learn how we can help you obtain the monetary resources that will provide support for your child and the family.

Representing Erbs Palsy Victims

Perhaps your baby did not suffer a hypoxic brain injury, but instead, suffered nerve damage during the birthing process that has resulted in shoulder dystocia and/or Erb’s palsy. Erb’s palsy usually occurs during a difficult delivery, such as with a large baby, a breech presentation, or a prolonged labor. It is caused when one side of the baby’s neck is stretched severely, which stretches the nerves and causes the baby to be unable to move his or her arm.

Often, a detailed investigation into the circumstances that led to the injury will reveal when medical negligence was a factor. In this case, an obstetrician’s malpractice insurance may provide the safety net that you need to recover damages to pay for surgery, therapy and compensation for pain and suffering.

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Whatever your baby’s (or the mother’s) particular circumstances and injuries, contact us at the St. Louis, Missouri, law offices of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., to schedule a consultation. A lawyer will evaluate your case with no further obligation. Se habla español.

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