Cerebral Palsy Cases

Oct 28, 2013 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice

Brooklyn Cerebral Palsy AttorneysMedical malpractice in any form represents an inexcusable breach of the sacred relationship of trust between doctor and patient. When medical malpractice compromises the quality of life of a newborn baby, however, the act of negligence giving rise to the malpractice takes on particularly tragic proportions. The Brooklyn cerebral palsy attorneys of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., have extensive experience and a history of success in representing the innocent victims of birth injuries and their grieving families. If your newborn child was injured by the negligence of a healthcare professional, we can provide you with the compassionate counsel you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.

Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

While there are numerous treatments to control the effects of cerebral palsy, there is currently no cure for the condition. In addition to being emotionally and psychologically taxing, raising a child with cerebral palsy can be costly, both in terms of time and money. In severe cases of cerebral palsy, coordinated movement is virtually impossible for the child. The condition is also associated with such secondary conditions as:

  • Epilepsy
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning and intellectual disorders
  • Communication disorders
  • Seizures
  • Incontinence
  • Behavioral problems
  • Speech problems

Caring for a child with cerebral palsy requires tremendous patience, time, and financial resources. When a newborn’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical negligence, it is not right that the family should have to shoulder the additional monetary burden. While we cannot help alleviate the emotional and mental distress associated with birth injuries, the personal injury attorneys of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. can certainly help obtain compensation for financial expenses and losses.

Demonstrating Medical Malpractice in Cerebral Palsy Cases

If your child has suffered cerebral palsy, it is essential that you at least understand your legal rights and options. Our medical malpractice attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, working with experienced, trustworthy experts to identify any and all instances of negligence that could have contributed to your child’s condition. We will use all of the resources at our disposal to present the strongest possible case on your behalf.

However, it is important to note that not all birth injuries are necessarily the result of medical malpractice. Medical professionals are obligated to provide their patients with care of a “reasonable” (as opposed to “flawless”) standard; in general, this standard is established according to how a competent professional would act (or not act) under the same circumstances. In order to have a viable birth injury case, one or more of the medical professionals who provided pre-natal care or who was involved in the birthing process must have fallen below that reasonable standard, and the injury must have resulted from that failure to meet a reasonable standard.

Our personal injury attorneys have an outstanding history of proving medical negligence. If medical negligence was responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy, you can rest assured that we will collect and present compelling evidence in support of that conclusion.

Learn More about Cerebral Palsy Cases

To learn more about cerebral palsy litigation or to arrange for an evaluation of your birth injury case, please contact the personal injury law firm of Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. today.

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