New York Cerebral Palsy Lawyer with a National Practice
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyer
Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is a medical condition or disorder that affects a person’s ability to coordinate body and muscle movement. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 10,000 babies in the U.S. develop this brain injury each year. This generally derives from injury to the brain before, during, or after a child’s birth, and it is usually confirmed before the child reaches the age of three. There are several types of cerebral palsy cases, but most are permanent and cause lifelong disability. Although it is not known what causes cerebral palsy, there are far too many cases where doctor negligence or medical malpractice is responsible for this type of brain injury.
Doctor negligence or hospital staff error can be the cause for a child to develop cerebral palsy. If you believe that medical negligence or medical malpractice contributed to your child’s cerebral palsy, consult an experienced New York cerebral palsy attorney who can take action and pursue financial compensation to help ease the burden.
At the The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., we understand how devastating it is for parents and family members to learn that the new member of the family has a condition that causes lifelong disability. Our experienced team of New York cerebral palsy attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and aggressively pursue financial compensation to help cover for; medical expenses, needed treatment, rehab, in-home care, and other future expenses.
Below is a list of a few possible factors that may have contributed to cerebral palsy:
- Failure to conduct appropriate tests during pregnancy or misinterpreting test results
- Failure to have appropriate specialist present at delivery
- Failure to order a C-section in a timely manner
- Improper use of equipment; forceps, or vacuum extractor
- Failure to properly intubate newborn
- Fetal distress not recognized or properly addressed
- Failure to diagnose and treat jaundice or meningitis
- Failure to properly read or respond to baby’s vital signs
If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy resulted from medical negligence or malpractice, contact New York cerebral palsy attorneys at The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C., to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
For a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced New York cerebral palsy attorney, please contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C.