Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect movement and posture. The causes of cerebral palsy (sometimes called "CP") are varied and complex: it can be congenital (developing during pregnancy), it can be acquired during childbirth, or can occur after birth from trauma or infection. One of the major causes of cerebral palsy is a lack of oxygen to the brain, also known as asphyxia or hypoxia, a form of birth injury. This can happen if the obstetrician fails to properly manage the delivery. Cerebral palsy is not contagious and it is not progressive. However, it often leads to other conditions such as orthopedic deformities, like hip dislocations and scoliosis of the spine. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy. The only treatment available is for the complications arising from CP.
Cerebral palsy and birth injury claims
If your child has cerebral palsy that occurred during childbirth your child may be entitled to the compensation that will allow you to provide proper care. At Ury & Moskow, our trial lawyers have recovered substantial verdicts and settlements through litigation and out-of-court negotiations for victims of childbirth trauma. The attorneys work with nationally recognized medical experts to successfully resolve medical malpractice cases for our clients. Our firm provides our clients with personal attention and handles their cases with legal sophistication to secure compensation for cerebral palsy resulting from obstetric negligence. As personal injury trial attorneys, we understand that it may be impossible to completely restore the damage and loss in these situations, but we will vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.
Contact our Fairfield, Connecticut, or Washington, DC, office for a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney. Our lawyers handle all birth injury and cerebral palsy cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees until we recover compensation for your injuries and you owe no attorney fees at all if you do not successfully recover on your claim.