Do I Have a Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Case?

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Many cerebral palsy cases could have been prevented if it wasn’t for medical negligence. If your child is the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about filing a cerebral palsy medical malpractice case, continue reading and contact our New York City cerebral palsy lawyers.

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of chronic movement or posture disorders that are caused by the brian’s inability to control the body. Symptoms of cerebral palsy often appear at birth. However, cerebral palsy may not be recognized until the baby’s first year. Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from case to case. Some symptoms may include fine motor task difficulties, speech impairment, uncontrollable hand movement, mental impairment, seizures, drooling, and loss of balance. Some cases may be mild, while others may have severe disabilities that will require intensive, lifelong care. Cerebral palsy causes irreversible brain damage. There is no cure. Brain abnormalities typically do not worsen, However, they do not improve. When an individual has cerebral palsy, they may go through treatments that can control effects on motor skills, speech, and muscle development. It is key to have early intervention and ongoing therapy. This will help control and minimize the effects of cerebral palsy.

Do I have a cerebral palsy birth injury case?

It is possible that your baby’s cerebral palsy may be a result of a preventable birth injury if you experienced one or more of the following during your pregnancy or child’s birth:

  • Breech birth
  • A baby that was too large for gestational age
  • Difficult delivery
  • Premature delivery
  • Low amniotic fluid
  • Your baby was in fetal distress but the medical staff did not perform a cesarean section
  • Improper pregnancy dating
  • Undetected or improperly treated infections
  • A twisted umbilical cor

The failure to meet the threshold of appropriate care met by competent peers in the same field of medicine defines medical malpractice. To discover the validity of your medical malpractice case, reach out to our firm who understands the intricacies and nuanced law regarding these matters. To learn more about our New York City medical malpractice attorney and how our firm can help, give us a call today to discuss the circumstances of you and your child’s situation. We are committed to advocating for our clients.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.