Cerebral Palsy

A Syracuse Law Firm Helping Families Of Injured Children

One of the more serious birth injuries is cerebral palsy, which has a lifelong effect on children and their families. In some cases, cerebral palsy is the direct result of negligence by a medical professional. The birth injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold these negligent professionals accountable and help families get the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Cerebral palsy is a disorder in which children have a loss or impairment of motor function. It is caused by damage to the brain before, during or after a child's birth. This damage can be physical or a result of lack of oxygen to the brain. As a result, normal signals from the brain don't reach the muscles in the body.

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Some of the ways in which negligence can cause cerebral palsy include:

  • Delaying delivery
  • Failure to diagnose medical issues related to pregnancy
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Failure to identify umbilical cord problems
  • Failure to properly monitor fetus or mother's health

The effects of cerebral palsy last a lifetime. In addition to the physical and emotional impact on victims and their families, there is also a tremendous financial impact. The care and support required for people with cerebral palsy can be very costly.

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Medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy are very complex, and it can be difficult to prove negligence. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC is known for taking on and winning complex cases. We are dedicated to helping families get the financial compensation they need and deserve to give their child the best life possible.

Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation into what happened. We review all medical records and documents, interview witnesses and consult medical experts. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence of negligence. We build the strongest case possible.

When insurance companies see that we are serious about your claim, we are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if they won't negotiate, our skilled attorneys are ready to fight for your family in court.

If you suspect negligence was to blame for your child's cerebral palsy, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Generally, legal claims for compensation involving medical malpractice must be filed within 30 months. It also helps to act before is evidence is lost and the memories of witnesses fade.

We offer a free consultation and can answer any questions you have. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment.