Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyers
Sometimes the result of medical malpractice during child birth can result in a child developing cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a devastating medical condition caused by birth injuries and medical malpractice during labor or childbirth. Cerebral palsy has a lifelong impact on the harmed babies and their families as the condition is not curable.
Cerebral palsy is the specific medical diagnosis for a number of neurological disorders that have a detrimental impact on body movement and muscle coordination and control. Cerebral palsy is considered a “non-progressive” health condition. This means that the condition will not get worse over time. According to data from the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy occurs in approximately two to four out of every 1,000 births in the United States and Europe.
If you believe your child and your family has been the victim of medical malpractice which resulted in a birth injury, causing cerebral palsy, anywhere in New Jersey, including the counties of Hudson and Monmouth counties or in the cities of Red Bank or Jersey City you should contact our New Jersey birth injury law firm as soon as possible.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Most children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy have had the condition since birth. Cerebral palsy can be caused by various complications or mistakes including, a lack of oxygen to the brain, premature delivery, and or birth trauma.
Medical malpractice which results in birth injury can occur in a variety of ways including:
- Failure to detect and or treat infections, such as meningitis
- Failure to monitor the fetal heart rate
- Failure to detect a problem with the umbilical cord
- Failure to plan and or timely schedule a cesarian section
- General negligence and unreasonable mistakes.
Various types of Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Perebral Palsy
This form of cerebral palsy accounts for about 80 percent of all cases. It is characterized by stiffness and difficulty moving, due to tightness in the muscle groups. Patients with this type of cerebral palsy have a hard time moving body positions and difficultly moving or holding objects.
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
This form of cerebral palsy is limited to about ten percent of all cases. It is characterized by involuntary movement, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, inability to maintain posture, and low muscle tone.
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.
This form of cerebral palsy also accounts for about 10 percent of all cases. Symptoms include, distorted balance and or sense of balance, tremors and overall problems with muscle movements.
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice which caused any one of the above forms of cerebral palsy you should contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys provide skilled legal representation for victims of medical malpractice which results in cerebral palsy.
Our firm handles birth injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you will not have to provide this law firm with any money if you hire us to represent you. Our firm will only be paid if we recover money on your behalf. If you would like to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys contact us anytime. Our lawyers are ready and willing to help.