Cerebral palsy (not to be confused with Erb’s Palsy) is a neurological condition caused by severe damage to the areas of the brain that control movement. Sadly, thousands of children are born every year with cerebral palsy as a result of errors made by doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other healthcare professionals. These errors can occur during pregnancy, delivery, or even in the first few years of a child’s life, leaving the child with permanent disabilities.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
- Failure to treat maternal infections during pregnancy
- Failure to realize maternal or fetal distress during delivery
- Failure to perform an emergency Cesarean section in a timely manner
- Failure to use delivery tools in a proper manner such as vacuum extraction
- Failure to diagnose or treat jaundice or meningitis
- Failure to recognize baby’s air supply is cut off by umbilical cord
- Among others…
If your child was delivered by a C-section or with forceps, and needed resuscitation after birth, suffered seizures, jaundice, or meningitis, or needed special tests such as a CT scan or MRI and then subsequently developed cerebral palsy, medical malpractice could have been the cause.
Cerebral Palsy and the Law
The law protects those who have suffered harm as a result of a medical professional’s negligence or wrongdoing. If your child has cerebral palsy, Ronemus & Vilensky can determine if it has been caused by medical error or negligence. If medical error or negligence exists, Ronemus & Vilensky will fight for you to recover damages including medical bills, the cost of lifelong treatment, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, and more.
Ronemus & Vilensky, NY personal injury attorneys, have been awarded millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for families whose children have suffered injuries due to errors made by doctors or medical professionals. Please contact us today to learn how one of our personal injury lawyers can help you recover losses for your injured child.