New York City Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
The NYC Cerebral Palsy attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus and Moverman know the facts about this tragic birth injury and can help you if you believe your child to be a victim of medical negligence that resulted in Cerebral Palsy. There are cases of Cerebral Palsy diagnosed each year that could have been prevented where there was medical negligence that worsens the effects of a naturally occurring condition by acting in a manner not consistent with established medical practices.
Our Cerebral Palsy attorneys will help you determine whether you may be entitled to financial compensation if you believe your child was a victim of this serious birth injury due to medical negligence.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects the brain and nerves that control the body’s muscles. If the areas of the brain that control motor functions are damaged, the brain’s ability to manage physical activities like movement and speech are reduced.
Cerebral Palsy symptoms often appear at birth but may also not be recognized until well into a baby’s first year. The degree of Cerebral Palsy varies from child to child and can include fine motor task difficulties, speech impairment, loss of balance, uncontrollable hand movements, drooling, mental impairment or seizures. In the most severe cases, there can be mental retardation and total lack of muscle control (making movement and speech extremely difficult).
Treating Cerebral Palsy: A Costly Proposition
There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy and while brain abnormalities usually do not worsen, they also do not improve. There are treatments that can control effects on motor skills, speech and muscle development. Early intervention and ongoing therapy is key to controlling and minimizing the effects of cerebral palsy. Some children may have a mild case of cerebral palsy, while others may have severe disabilities that will require intensive, life-long care.
When Should I Contact A Cerebral Palsy Lawyer?
Because there are strict time limits in birth injury lawsuits in NY. If you suspect that your child’s Cerebral Palsy was the result of medical negligence, you need to act quickly and contact the NYC cerebral palsy lawyers of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus and Moverman. It is possible that your baby’s Cerebral Palsy may be the result of a preventable birth injury if you experienced one or more of the following during your pregnancy or child’s birth: a difficult or premature delivery, breech birth, low amniotic fluid, a twisted umbilical cord, undetected or improper pregnancy dating, a baby too large for its gestational age, or failure to perform a cesarean section even though your baby was in fetal distress.
Our Cerebral Palsy attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay a cent until you receive compensation, at which point you are charged a percentage of the settlement.
There is no fee for our services unless a recovery is won.
Contact An NYC Cerebral Palsy Attorney Now
We offer a free initial consultation. If you think you have a cerebral palsy birth injury case wish to bring legal action to compensate physical and emotional damages Click here to contact our NYC cerebral palsy attorneys for legal representation. You may also call at 212-285-3300 for a free consultation.