Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a serious neurological impairment that can occur as a result of birth trauma. CVI is typically caused by trauma during birth involving a lack of oxygen or blood, as well as other causes that include developmental brain defects, head injury, hydrocephalus, and central nervous system infections.
CVI – which is sometimes referred to as neurological visual impairment (NVI) – is common in children with cerebral palsy and its severity can range from mild to very severe. CVI may also be temporary or permanent. New treatments have been found to help some children significantly improve their vision.
CVI can be a devastating impairment that causes long-term limitations in a child’s life. It is also an injury that is difficult to understand and for years was misunderstood by many in the medical community who believed that children exhibiting CVI were faking their symptoms. Children may require additional education and treatments, medical attentions, and assistance as they cope with this impairment. Victims and families who experience the burdens caused by CVI should not be forced to pay for these consequences if they were caused by the negligence of a medical professional.
At The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, our legal team has extensive experience representing birth injury victims and their families. Attorney Wilson, as a trained physician, is also adept in explaining difficult medical concepts in easy-to-understand terms to legal peers and members of the non-medical community, including juries. This experience allows our firm to successfully advocate on behalf victims and families who suffer from the devastating consequences of medical negligence and birth injuries.
Dr. Michael M. Wilson is an attorney and a physician who earned his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his legal and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He has focused in the area of medical malpractice for more than three decades and secured more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients throughout the country. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is listed in America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.