File a lawsuit to seek due compensation to care for your newborn baby's Cerebral Palsy.
The delivery was a difficult one, and the doctor did everything she could to deliver the baby safely. Unfortunately, her forceful delivery squeezed the infant's head too hard, and in the months to come, the parents of this newborn girl noticed several signs that their child had difficulty moving and even relaxing. The diagnosis came back: cerebral palsy. What were her parents to do? They knew the earlier therapy started, the better their daughter would develop in light of her disability, but they did not have enough resources for an intensive program. Searching for the cause of her condition, they realized malpractice may be the culprit. The last thing they needed at this incredibly difficult time was to worry about a lawsuit. They called Weitz & Luxenberg for help and put their trust in lawyers with more than 25 years' experience.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a term applied to several states of motor control disability caused by damage to the brain and nervous system. About three-quarters of all cerebral palsy conditions are spastic, meaning the muscles clench too much and prove challenging to move. Other affected motor control may be overactive or underdeveloped muscles, poor balance, near-sightedness, shaking, muscle spasms, and seizures. There may also be mental damage.
“Approximately 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy in the United States each year.” (United Cerebral Palsy)
If you are a parent of a child with cerebral palsy, you may not know the cause of their medical condition. Tragically, an injury during birth can result in such a medical diagnosis. Lack of oxygen, too much force or wrongly applied force during a difficult delivery, exposure to certain chemicals can all cause cerebral palsy. It is important to get an independent diagnosis as early as possible to document your case.
Weitz & Luxenberg: Here for You
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has represented the families of children in New York who developed a disability as a result of medical malpractice.Our medical malpractice unit lawyers have seen such injuries resulting from a medical mistake or negligence on the part of trusted health professionals, such as the doctor, nurses, or hospital clinicians involved.
We understand that financial compensation cannot undo a wrong, however, it can provide monetary support for families struggling with medical expenses and future cost of living issues. Please complete the form below and tell us about your cerebral palsy experience; it may be due to an injury at birth or neo-natal care. This service is completely free.
To have your birth injury experience reviewed by our firm, please complete the form below for a free case assessment. There will be no charge to you unless you receive money from a favorable verdict or settlement.
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