At Constantinidis & Associates, P.C., our team of seasoned trial attorneys and staff have been fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims since our inception. We understand the emotional and financial burdens birth injuries can create for families and we are passionate about guiding our clients through the legal channels needed to secure the justice they deserve and just compensation. Our attorneys and staff understand what you are going through and promise to provide you with the legal expertise, respect and compassion throughout your child’s malpractice lawsuit. We understand that the cases we handle change lives forever and our team of attorneys and network of experts are ready, willing and able to aggressively investigate the underlying facts of your case and fight for you to get you the just compensation you deserve. At the same time, we take comfort holding those responsible accountable for their negligent actions and preventing future instances of malpractice.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder that can be caused by an injury to the brain during delivery. Often the result of medical malpractice, cerebral palsy can result in an impairment or loss of motor function that affects posture, balance, reflexes, muscle tone and coordination and muscle control. It can impact oral motor functioning, gross motor skills and fine motor skills as well as brain damage impairing intelligence.
What causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy can occur when an infant’s brain or body does not receive enough oxygen during childbirth or from another serious yet preventable birth trauma.
Medical errors that could result in cerebral palsy or other serious birth injuries include the following:
- Failing to detect a prolapsed umbilical cord
- Failing to monitor fetal heart rate before and during birth
- Failing to detect and treat infections in the mother during pregnancy
- Delaying or failing to perform a medically necessary C-section
- Failing to schedule a C-section when the baby is too large to safely be born naturally
- Improperly using birth assisting tools including forceps and vacuum extractors during delivery
Unfortunately, a physician’s mistake can result in a life sentence of difficulty for you and your child. The emotional and financial burdens that victims of malpractice and their families might face can be substantial. Quite often, victims of cerebral palsy require lifelong medical care, nursing care, special needs accommodations, housing disability, transportation, special education, medicines, medical equipment, special caregivers and aides. That is why if you suspect that your child’s cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, or Brachial Plexus Injury was caused by a physician’s or nurse’s negligence, it is important that you speak with one of Constantinidis & Associates New York birth injury lawyers about your right to compensation.