New York Personal Injury Attorneys

Long Island Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Cerebral palsy is a complex medical condition. Initially, the symptoms may be difficult to recognize, which means that sometimes children are not diagnosed with the condition until they are older. In some cases, identifying the cause of cerebral palsy can also be difficult, but a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, contact a cerebral palsy attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. for a free consultation. If medical negligence led to your child’s injuries, you and your family should be compensated.

Our Birth Injuries Practice

  • Our law firm has a team of professionals who are experienced with birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy. They know how to investigate your case and help you get the answers you need about the cause of your child’s condition.
  • Cerebral palsy generally requires lifelong medical treatment and care that can be very costly. Our attorneys fight to secure maximum compensation for each client so that they can afford all of their medical expenses and necessary accommodations.
  • We care about our clients, and we know that these cases can be very emotional. Our attorneys will work with you and your family to reach the best possible outcome in your case.

Medical Negligence And Cerebral Palsy

Hospital negligence is often, but not always, the cause of cerebral palsy in babies. Negligence in prenatal care, childbirth, and postnatal care can lead to the development of the disease. Medical professionals are trained to detect and respond to conditions that could cause cerebral palsy. When they fail to recognize the dangers and react accordingly, they should be held accountable for resulting birth injuries.

Common Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

In some cases, the cause of cerebral palsy is unknown and cannot be determined, but other times evidence is discovered that proves exactly what led to its development. Common causes of cerebral palsy include the following:

  • Lack of oxygen/blood flow
  • Infection
  • Jaundice
  • Brain injury
  • Umbilical cord issues

How We Can Help

Birth injuries may be the result of failing to monitor your child’s vital signs or failing to make the decision to perform an emergency C-section. Other causes may include failing to discover and properly treat infections, jaundice, or umbilical cord problems. During childbirth, cerebral palsy can be caused by the improper use of medical tools and equipment.

In order to secure a financial recovery, it is critical to prove that negligent conduct led to your child’s birth injuries. Our attorneys will start by investigating your case and gathering evidence that supports your claim. During their investigation, they may review medical records, gather data from medical monitors and other hospital equipment, interview medical professionals and staff and retain medical experts.

Long Island Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

We know that it is very painful to watch your child struggle with cerebral palsy or other birth injuries. Knowing that someone rendered negligent care and caused those birth injuries can make it even more painful. We also know that these cases are complicated, and they may involve multiple defendants, including medical professionals and medical institutions.

The Long Island personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. are skilled legal advocates who are not afraid to take on high-powered defendants and their insurance companies. They will fight to see that you and your family get the care and compensation that you deserve.