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 McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. for a free consultation. If medical negligence led to your child’s injuries, you and your family should be compensated.
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.
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:
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.
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 McGrath 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.