Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of non-progressive movement disorders that cause physical disability, including (but not limited to) difficulty with mobility, sensation, depth perception, and communication ability. In the United States the rate of Cerebral Palsy is about 2 to 2.5 per 1,000 live births, with about 800,000 people living in the country with the disorder. Among other causes, the negligent handling of birth instruments, delivery methods, or other issues concerning medical malpractice or negligent care of a midwife or other medical professional can contribute to the likelihood of suffering from Cerebral Palsy. If someone you love has Cerebral Palsy and you believe that it was caused by the actions of another, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Brooklyn Cerebral Palsy Attorney for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case.
What are Contributing Factors to Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is frequently brought on by injuries suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional. Specifically, medical equipment is often misused, which leads to injuries causing bleeding to a baby’s brain. Further, oxygen shortage during the delivery process is also a known cause of the disorder. Additional causes of Cerebral Palsy that can be impacted by medical negligence include: maternal infections, infant infections, or traumatic head injury during delivery. Utilizing the due care required in delivering a baby can frequently prevent all of the foregoing. Failure to do so is negligent behavior (and malpractice in the case of a physician). Accordingly, contacting an experienced attorney can help you determine the proper course of action if your baby has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Why Should I Contact an Attorney?
Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that has many potential causes. Accordingly, cases of this nature are complex and have extremely wide variables in their analysis. Further, doctors and hospitals are represented by large teams of attorneys (as well as insurance company attorneys) who are adept at deflecting responsibility away from those who caused the injuries to occur. An experienced attorney will properly gather the facts and document the details of the case every step of the way. Perhaps most importantly, once it is determined that a baby has Cerebral Palsy the clock begins to run on statutes of limitations that can impact the ability to file a lawsuit to recover damages from those responsible. For all of the foregoing reasons it is imperative that you contact a skilled attorney today.
Contact the Law Firm of Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C.
Cerebral Palsy is a debilitating disorder that causes a lifetime of pain and loss to the affected individual and his or her family. If you and your baby have suffered due to the negligent behavior of another, it is important that you contact an experienced Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney right away. The attorneys at Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C., provide skilled, effective representation to clients who suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Contact Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg today at (718) 596-7800 or 1-800-836-7801.