Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys in Manhattan
Cerebral palsy claims and lawsuits are highly complex and involve a number of technical details that could be missed by an attorney lacking experience. If your loved one has cerebral palsy, you need the experience of a New York birth injury attorney in Manhattan who understands the medical field. Only a qualified attorney will be able to review your claim, make an accurate determination as to whether malpractice led to your child's condition and direct your course of action. Because cerebral palsy may not be diagnosed immediately, it is important to obtain a knowledgeable attorney right away if you suspect an issue with the birth of your child. This injury can have life-long consequences to the baby and the family, as you will face a lifetime of medical treatment and care.
Our injury attorneys serve Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Call 800-SMART-LAW for a free case evaluation.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
The majority of children who have cerebral palsy are born with it. A small percentage of children may develop it after birth due to various other reasons.
The specific cause of cerebral palsy has been debated by experts in the field, but is generally agreed to be caused by:
- A lack of oxygen to the brain
- Central nervous system infections
- Infections to the mother before or during birth
- Birth trauma
- Premature delivery
The attorneys at Segal & Lax have been assisting parents whose children have suffered birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy for a number of years. They are compassionate and caring and treat each case with the individual attention it deserves. With many successful settlements obtained for our numerous clients, we are confident in our ability to help parents dealing with this challenging situation.
Call Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Manhattan, NY
It is possible that a doctor or nurse negligently treated the mother or baby during childbirth and therefore caused a situation that resulted in your child suffering from cerebral palsy, making them guilty of medical malpractice. To find out more about whether this may be the case with your child, contact a Manhattan personal injury attorney from Segal & Lax for more information and to schedule a free consultation.