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Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Nashville, TN

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At Kinnard Law, we do not take our clients' tragedies lightly. If your child has cerebral palsy as a direct result of medical negligence, we understand that this may be one of the most difficult times of your life. Seeing harm done to your child can be extremely frustrating and heartbreaking.

While your child can still live a full life, there are practical expenses and emotional challenges that come along with raising a handicapped child. This is can a tremendous financial burden for any family—especially when it is caused by the actions of the very medical professionals tasked with protecting your child.

Kinnard Law—The Answer to Your Legal Obstacle

The good news is that you have legal options. Our Nashville birth injury lawyers can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve following a serious delivery room error or obstetrics malpractice. We have 150+ years of collective experience and Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Specialists on staff.

Call us today at (615) 933-2893. We look forward to helping you pursue a just outcome.

Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Advancements in medicine allow doctors to be fully prepared for childbirth. They know what to expect, when a child is likely to arrive, and have many resources at their fingertips to react appropriately in emergencies. Unfortunately, this preciseness and medical efficiency does not always happen in labor and delivery.

Cerebral palsy can be caused by:

  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction methods
  • Improper fetal heartbeat monitoring
  • Umbilical cord compression
  • Lack of oxygen

All of these issues can be prevented when proper medical care is provided. There are even preventative measures that can be taken if a mother and child seem to be at risk. When a doctor or medical professional fails to identify these risk factors, medical negligence or malpractice may have played a part in your child’s diagnoses of cerebral palsy.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Symptoms of cerebral palsy appear within the first three years of life. Common symptoms include:

  • Abnormal muscle tone resulting in slouching
  • Delay of developmental milestones, including speaking or crawling
  • Problems with feeding and sucking
  • Unusual crawling
  • Stiff or floppy movements
  • Poor balance
  • Easily startled
  • Awkward positioning when lying down
  • Coordination problems
  • Hearing or eyesight issues
  • Problems with bowel or bladder control
  • Seizures
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swallowing problems

Types of Cerebral Palsy

There are three different types of cerebral palsy. The first is spastic cerebral palsy in which the child is stiff and has difficulty with movement. The second type is athetoid cerebral palsy where the child has uncontrolled and involuntary movements. The last type is ataxic cerebral palsy where the child has difficulty with balance and depth perception.

Can Cerebral Palsy be Treated?

Cerebral palsy cannot be cured and treatment usually involves multiple medical professionals who help parents to assist in their children's development. Treatment can include therapy, medication, braces or surgery. Treatment will be different for every child and may be very expensive depending upon the child's needs.

Raising a child with cerebral palsy is often a very expensive undertaking due to the necessary treatment. If your child has cerebral palsy and you believe negligence caused by doctors or nurses during delivery is the cause, consider contacting an attorney specializing in medical malpractice.

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Although there is nothing we can do to reverse this tragedy, we can help you obtain a measure of justice, hold the negligent doctor responsible, and help you obtain full and fair compensation for your child's special needs.

Our Nashville cerebral palsy attorneys handle our clients' cases with empathy and skill. You can focus on your family's recovery while we focus on fighting for the favorable outcome you need to move forward.

Let us be your advocates. Reach out to us at (615) 933-2893.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million

Client Testimonials

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    “I had the pleasure of working with a few different Kinnard Law lawyers after a personal injury. The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to ...”

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    “You have all been so kind and loving to our family! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put in for our case.”

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Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

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