Cerebral Palsy: Get The Advice You Need
Cerebral palsy can result from mistakes made by physicians, nurses, hospitals or other medical professionals during a pregnancy, delivery or the first few years of a child’s life. It is a permanent disability that can have lasting consequences to both the infant and the family.
If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the carelessness of a health care provider, turn to the New Haven, Connecticut, law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC. Our medical malpractice lawyers provide compassionate and experienced guidance to clients in North Haven and the surrounding communities.
Cerebral Palsy Can Be A Birth Injury
Cerebral palsy is a brain injury that impacts both physical and cognitive development. From an inability to control their muscles to mental retardation, infants suffering from this devastating condition face serious challenges. Several acts of medical negligence can lead to cerebral palsy, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Failure to diagnose and treat maternal infections
- Failure to identify or treat fetal distress
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain
- Improper use of forceps during delivery
- Medication errors or drug side effects
- Failure to realize a newborn’s air supply is cut off by umbilical cord
- Failure to diagnose and treat seizures, meningitis or jaundice
At our firm, we educate clients about the causes of cerebral palsy and help clients determine what actually happened to their children. Above all, our cerebral palsy lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent physicians, nurses and other medical professionals accountable for their actions.
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Our office is located near New Haven, in proximity to the intersection of I-91, I-95 and I-84. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.
We handle cerebral palsy cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees until we recover on your behalf.