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Philadelphia Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Proudly Supporting Victims in Both Philadelphia & New Jersey

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that occurs during childbirth, and may be immediately apparent or may not surface for several months. The condition results from damage to a baby’s developing brain from maternal infections, exposure to toxins, or oxygen deprivation. The parts of the brain affected usually being those involved with the control of the body’s motor functions such as walking, balancing, speech, swallowing and chewing, and bowel functions. Additionally, vision and hearing, mental retardation, learning disabilities, seizures, muscle weakness and other serious issues can all be caused by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Professional Negligence

The adequate monitoring of a fetus by medical professionals can prevent the circumstances that lead to cerebral palsy. However, mistakes made by doctors, nurses, midwives and other medical professionals often do occur. If monitoring equipment was faulty or improperly set-up, or the medical staff failed to check the fetal strips or administer stress tests, your baby may have been in distress that could have been prevented.

Though those with milder forms of cerebral palsy generally have life expectancies near to that of the average population. It does, however, leave the victim with pain, disability, and financial stress for the duration of their lives. If this occurs as a result of the negligence of medical personnel, a victim reserves the right to seek compensation and justice through legal channels. Every pregnant mother and their newborn baby has a right to proper medical care in form of informed diagnosis, proper administering of drugs, and use of proper drugs to correct ailments. Failure to observe these basic rights entitles a victim a right to seek legal redress.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy has been classified into four categories based on the degree of impairment it causes to a patient. These include; classification based on severity; topographical distribution; motor function and lastly is the classification based on Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). This last classification is the universal classification of cerebral palsy.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy all stem out from under-development/damage of the brain. Cerebral Palsy’s symptoms include:

  • Speech impairment
  • Motor immobility
  • Abnormal muscle forms

Compensation Rights & Liability

A child suffering from Cerebral Palsy will likely require lifelong care and expensive medical treatments including therapy and surgeries. The average cost for medical care of an individual with Cerebral Palsy can reach over $1 million, and that doesn’t include additional losses to income or family expenses, living costs, residential care or rehabilitation.

Every victim has a right to fair compensation. Cerebral palsy lawsuits may include financial redress for the victims and penalization of the guilty medical personnel through loss of medical practice licenses. Courts of law, however, always have the discretion to award damages for pain and suffering as they deem fit. Receiving financial compensation after your child has suffered a debilitating and life-threatening injury may be the only way for you to provide adequate care in the future. The sooner you have trusted, experienced cerebral palsy lawyers on your case, the sooner your family can heal from this tragedy.

Contact our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

If your child has suffered from cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Bell’s palsy or other birth injuries, contact Ginsburg & Associates Trial Lawyers for a free consultation. We will aggressively pursue all possible remedies and compensation available through civil courts.

Call our team at (215) 392-6616 today to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.

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