Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Assisting with Cerebral Palsy in Brooklyn

Cerebral palsy is a term used for a brain injury that affects a person’s ability to control body and muscle movement. The severity depends on the extent of the brain injury that affects the motor area of the brain.

The onset of cerebral palsy has been attributed to several causes that can occur during the prenatal period, labor and delivery of the baby, including severe head trauma, lack of oxygen to the brain, insufficient blood flow or bleeding to the brain during or after brain development, bacterial meningitis and severe jaundice, among other causes. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, arrange for a free consultation with Kadanoff & Kadanoff, PLLC. Let our experienced birth injury lawyers help determine whether your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of negligent medical care, and let us protect your child’s rights and fight to obtain financial security for you and your child for the rest of your lives.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy may take time to manifest during the first years of a child’s life, and may include:

  • Involuntary muscle movements
  • Unusual posture and poor coordination
  • Sucking and swallowing problems
  • Slow development in terms of rolling over, crawling, smiling and talking
  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance
  • Abnormal or decreased muscle tone
  • Vision, speech or hearing problems.

Many infants born with cerebral palsy experience mental retardation or learning disabilities in varying degrees. In severe cases, the infant may require 24-hour care and supervision for the rest of their life.

Birth injuries causing cerebral palsy, mental retardation or developmental delays have lifelong consequences to your baby and your entire family, and warrant immediate and thorough investigation of the entire labor and delivery process to determine whether the oxygen deprivation or trauma suffered by your child prenatally, during labor or delivery, or after birth during the neonatal period could have been prevented. The attorneys at Kadanoff & Kadanoff — who have practiced in these areas for over five decades — obtain the labor and delivery records, consult with medical experts and determine whether the harm to your child could have been prevented with responsible medical care.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation about your child’s condition

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy often means extra costs for long-term medical care and lost income potential. Kadanoff & Kadanoff, PLLC works to get your family the recovery you need to move ahead. Contact us today at 718.875.6706 or [online] to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.