Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey
Cerebral palsy (CP) damages the areas of the brain that control movement. CP can develop before, during or after birth. It is a permanent condition for which there is no cure. Discovering that your child will endure a profound, lifelong physical impairment because a medical professional was negligent can be devastating. The emotional and financial costs of caring for a child with a cerebral palsy can be overwhelming.
Led by attorney Roy J. Konray, the medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law represent parents whose children developed cerebral palsy because of negligence. We will investigate your case, review medical records, identify the liable parties, engage experts and diligently pursue full financial compensation for damages. Our medical malpractice team has won millions of dollars for clients injured by medical errors, including those related to birth injuries. You can rely on us to hold the negligent parties accountable.
If you suspect that medical negligence caused your baby to develop cerebral palsy, please contact the attorneys of Team Law online or call (732) 388-5454.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy can be caused by abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 85 percent to 90 percent of CP that is caused by damage to the brain that occurs before or during birth. Trauma or lack of oxygen to the brain due to medical mistakes sometimes causes cerebral palsy.
Failure to properly diagnose and treat jaundice can also lead to CP. Left untreated too long, jaundice can develop into kernicterus, which can cause cerebral palsy and other conditions.
Did Medical Malpractice Cause Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy?
Not every case of cerebral palsy is caused by medical malpractice. Our birth injury attorneys are experienced in examining medical records to determine whether medical mistakes caused or contributed to the development of your child’s CP.
One of the first steps we take is to check for:
- Low APGAR score
- Low blood PH levels
- Seizures that developed within the first 24 to 48 hours
- Damage to multiple organs
The presence of all four of these factors strongly indicates that the baby suffered oxygen deprivation, also called fetal hypoxia or birth asphyxia, shortly before or during labor and delivery. Next, we check the fetal monitoring strip to look for indications of birth trauma such as unusual heart rhythms.
If we find indications that medical error played a role in your child’s case, we will engage respected medical experts to examine the medical evidence. These medical professionals will provide expert testimony about whether the doctors and nurses who cared for you and your child violated an established standard of care and whether negligence resulted in your child’s condition.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
If your child developed cerebral palsy due to medical errors, an attorney will investigate the facts, present arguments and evidence to prove that medical malpractice occurred, and pursue financial compensation for the full extent of the damages caused by medical negligence.
Our birth injury lawyers work with certified life care planners and economists to determine your child’s current and future needs related to CP. We project the need for and cost of clinic visits; hospitalizations; drugs; surgeries; physical, speech, emotional and occupational therapy; adaptive equipment such as braces and wheelchairs; accessible vehicles; changes to the home to make it accessible; personal care attendants and other services. In addition, we will seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost earning potential and other damages. Our goal is always to maximize the amount of financial compensation you receive.
Contact Team Law About Representation in Cerebral Palsy Cases
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy or another birth injury, it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Time limits apply. To arrange a free initial consultation about your case, please contact the attorneys of Team Law online or call (732) 388-5454.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law serve clients in cases involving cerebral palsy throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and throughout NJ from many convenient office locations including Clark, West New York, Edison, Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, and Middletown.