New York City Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Cerebral Palsy of New York
Some of the 4,500 cases of cerebral palsy diagnosed each year could have been prevented and are a direct result of medical negligence. If you believe your child is a victim of medical negligence resulting in cerebral palsy, you may be entitled for financial compensation. Please contact New York cerebral palsy lawyer Mark L. Bodner for a free consultation.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a group of chronic movement or posture disorders that are caused by the brain's inability to control the body. Cerebral palsy symptoms often appear at birth but may also not be recognized until well into a baby's first year. The degree of cerebral palsy varies from child and can include fine motor task difficulties, speech impairment, loss of balance, uncontrollable hand movements, drooling, mental impairment or seizures.
Do I have a cerebral palsy birth injury case?
If you experienced one or more of the following during your pregnancy or child's birth, it is possible that your baby's cerebral palsy may be the result of a preventable birth injury:
- Improper pregnancy dating
- Undetected or improperly treated infections
- Low amniotic fluid
- A twisted umbilical cord
- A baby that was too large for gestational age
- Difficult delivery
- Breech birth
- Premature delivery
- Your baby was in fetal distress but the medical staff did not perform a cesarean section
Living with cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy causes irreversible brain damage. Some children may have a mild case of cerebral palsy, while others may have severe disabilities that will require intensive, lifelong care. There is no cure for cerebral palsy and while brain abnormalities usually do not worsen, they also do not improve. There are treatments that can control effects on motor skills, speech and muscle development. Early intervention and ongoing therapy is key to controlling and minimizing the effects of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy of New York Birth Injury Settlements
Cerebral palsy birth injury cases usually result in very large financial settlements for loss of enjoyment of life, and to offset a lifetime of financial obligations. The highest level of legal expertise is necessary to handle these complex cases.
If you think you have a cerebral palsy birth injury case, please contact the New York cerebral palsy lawyers at Mark L. Bodner today. There are strict time limits in birth injury lawsuits, and prompt action is critical to a successful resolution.
Mark L. Bodner is an experienced New York brain injury attorney who has helped many families win large settlements to ensure that their child will have the correct and proper care over the course of the child's lifetime. He has represented hundreds of families in cases involving severe birth injuries and maternal death following deliveries of babies.
Click here for a free evaluation of your NYC cerebral palsy birth injury case, or speak directly with New York birth injury lawyer Mark L. Bodner by calling 212-486-3000. There is no obligation or cost to you.
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