The birth of a child is a momentous occasion. The day new parents meet their child should be epic, overwhelming, and astounding. Families often come together to welcome the new person into the world, filling the hospital room with joy, love, and good wishes for the future. Unfortunately, when a family faces a birth injury like cerebral palsy, they have a lot to consider. Cerebral palsy is a serious injury that will affect the child and the family for most, if not all, of the child’s life. When parents get news that their child suffers from cerebral palsy, it is important for them to consider their legal options.
If you are a parent whose child suffers from cerebral palsy, it may be because of the negligence of the doctor. This condition can impact a child’s entire life and burden parents with overwhelming child care and medical bills. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case regarding your child’s cerebral palsy, contact Cohn Lifland today. Our compassionate attorneys will review your case and see if the condition was avoidable. If you need our legal services, contact our firm today.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy at birth may be caused by a lack of oxygen or brain trauma affecting movement, balance, posture and cognitive functions. Cerebral palsy manifests itself through movement disorders, including:
- Poor coordination
- Stiff muscles
- Weak muscles
Babies who suffer from cerebral palsy because of the negligence of a medical professional may have trouble rolling over, sitting, crawling, and walking as early as other children. Some children can have problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking. Symptoms become more noticeable over time.
Consequences Of Cerebral Palsy
As stated above, there are many medical problems that can affect a child’s life. Cerebral palsy has no cure. The focus on treatment has shifted from trying to cure to trying to manage a child’s life and optimize independence. A child will endure decades of therapy in order to better their quality of life. Accordingly, parents may face years of overwhelming child care. In addition to caring for the child, they could endure extraordinary medical bills.
If a medical professional is responsible for your child’s condition, it is important to contact a law firm that can effectively hold a negligent party responsible. Though your child may have been born with cerebral palsy, it does not automatically mean that your doctor is to blame. It is important to consult an attorney to figure out if the negligence of a medical professional resulted in the birth injury.
Contact Cohn Lifland
The birth of a child is an amazing event. When the mistake of a medical professional leaves a child with a preventable condition, it is important to contact a law firm that can effective represent one’s interests.
If your family has been impacted by a birth injury, contact the compassionate attorneys at Cohn Lifland. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure that you are made whole so that you can focus on the health of your child. Contact us online or call us at 201-845-9600 to review your case and take legal action to protect your family’s future. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients throughout northern New Jersey.