Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in NYC
Compassionate Representation for Families
Cerebral palsy is a potentially debilitating condition that can impair a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development and severely compromise the quality of his or her life. The condition results from a brain injury or abnormality, often due to a lack of oxygen to the brain. Although this damage to the brain can occur in the womb or at any point during the child’s first two years of life, it too often occurs during the birthing process as a result of medical malpractice.
When a physician or other member of the birthing team makes a preventable error that permanently and seriously injures a child, the family is entitled to compensation under the law. The consequences of cerebral palsy can be physically devastating for the child and emotionally and financially devastating for the family. The personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner can take action against any and all of the parties liable for the child’s unnecessary suffering, identify both current and future losses and expenses related to the injury, and, if the claim cannot be settled, present the strongest and most compelling case possible before a jury.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy due to the negligence or incompetence of medical professionals, you have the right to seek compensation. To schedule an evaluation of your cerebral palsy case, please contact Proner & Proner today.
About Cerebral Palsy
There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, and treatment of its symptoms can be costly. Children with cerebral palsy may require speech and physical therapy, special education, expensive medications such as anticonvulsants, and even surgery to control pain and spasticity. In the most severe cases of cerebral palsy, the child may even have to be institutionalized.
Cerebral palsy is associated with a number of serious health conditions, including osteoporosis, scoliosis, arthritis, nutritional deficiencies, and seizures. It is a permanent condition that will not improve over the span of a child’s lifetime.
Common Medical Mistakes That Result in Cerebral Palsy
Doctors, nurses, and other delivery room personnel are expected to react quickly and correctly to potential complications that arise during the birthing process. When they fail to respond to problems that their competent peers would normally recognize and resolve, they can be said to have made a medical mistake. Common medical mistakes that result in cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to perform a caesarean section (or “C-section”) when it becomes necessary
- Failure to remove the baby from the birth canal in a timely manner, thereby depriving his or her brain of needed oxygen
- Improper use of vacuum extraction devices, forceps, and other instruments used during birth
- Failure to monitor changes in the mother’s vital signs
- Failure to respond to potential problems that could lead to the umbilical cord wrapping around the baby’s neck
- Failure to diagnose and treat seizures and jaundice after the baby has been delivered
You may not be aware that any of these surgical mistakes occurred during the birth of your child. This is why it is important to contact our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to review your child’s cerebral palsy case. Our lawyers can investigate the care you received before, during, and after birth to identify any potential errors that may be responsible for your child’s condition.
Learn More about Cerebral Palsy Litigation
If your child has developed cerebral palsy, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve from those responsible for your family’s suffering. To schedule a review of your cerebral palsy case, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner today.