Epilepsy

Epilepsy Lawyers in New York City

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Clients With Brain Injury Disorders throughout New York City

Many people think of serious seizure disorders such as epilepsy as being hereditary, which is indeed often the case. However, epilepsy and other seizure disorders can also develop as a result of brain injuries, such as those caused by trauma and a lack of oxygen to the brain. Tragically, when such a brain injury occurs during the birthing process, a child may be a victim of periodic seizures for the rest of his or her life.

The medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys of Proner & Proner are intimately familiar with the laws regarding birth injuries and trauma. Our New York City lawyers have represented families throughout New York against negligent physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.

If your child has developed epilepsy or any other seizure disorder as a result of medical malpractice, please contact the attorneys of Proner & Proner to schedule an evaluation of your case.

About Epilepsy

The brain serves as the control center for the entire body. In order for a person to move, speak, feel, see, and think properly, the brain’s nerve cells must communicate with one another through a complex chain of electrical signals. In people who develop epilepsy due to brain injury, the nerve cells in the injured part of the brain discharge these signals incorrectly, causing the precise order of signals that is necessary to cellular communication to become disordered.

When this occurs, the person will experience a seizure. This seizure may be relatively mild, resulting in brief periods of “zoning out,” or it may be severe, resulting in loss of consciousness, spasms, and involuntary biting of the tongue and lips.

Common Obstetrical Errors That Can Result in Epilepsy

At birth, a child’s head is remarkably weak and vulnerable. Doctors, nurses, and other delivery room personnel must use extreme care to protect the head of the baby during the birthing process. When a child is deprived of oxygen at birth, the brain can be irreparably damaged. Likewise, brain damage can occur when instruments used to deliver a child, such as forceps, are used improperly or with undue force. Both deprivation of oxygen and head trauma are common causes of epilepsy and seizure disorders in young children.

Avoidable obstetrical errors are, tragically, among the most common and devastating forms of medical malpractice. At Proner & Proner, we believe that families should not have to shoulder the burdens placed on them by incompetent medical professionals alone. This is why we fight for the rights of these innocent victims and their families, working to ensure that they are properly compensated for the future financial hardships they would otherwise face.

Contact Our Birth Trauma Lawyers.

If your child suffers from epilepsy or another seizure disorder due to birth trauma, please contact our lawyers in New York City to arrange an evaluation of your case. As the premier medical malpractice attorneys in New York, we have the resources and experience to obtain the compensation to which your family is entitled.

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Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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