Cerebral Palsy

Queens Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Is Your Child’s Condition Linked to Malpractice?

If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you’re facing a future that’s very different than the one you had envisioned. Your child may still be able to experience a happy and full life, but the extent of care can place a burden on your entire family. It may be time to consider what caused your child’s condition and whether it may have resulted from your doctor’s failure to provide proper care.

By involving the Law Office of David A. Kates, you can get a better idea of what may have caused your child’s cerebral palsy and whether you are entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault doctor (or other medical professional/facility). A full settlement or award could pay for all of your child’s medical care, therapy, and more – for life. Queens cerebral palsy attorney David Kates has over 20 years of legal experience and the wherewithal to handle complex cases involving birth injuries caused by medical malpractice.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is the name for a group of disorders affecting movement, balance, and posture. It is one of the most common movement disorders in children, affecting an estimated 1 in 323 children, according to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

Cerebral palsy may be caused by:

  • Abnormal brain development, which happens before birth.
  • Brain damage, typically linked to a lack of oxygen to the developing brain, which may happen during or after birth.

Linking Cerebral Palsy to Malpractice

There are some instances where cerebral palsy can be linked to medical malpractice by an obstetrician, nurse, or other medical professional involved in prenatal care, labor, delivery, or postnatal care. If any of these parties failed to provide a proper level of care, and this caused brain damage and therefore cerebral palsy, they should be held accountable.

The following are examples of negligence that could be linked to cerebral palsy:

  • Delayed C-section
  • Mismanagement of prolonged labor
  • Mismanagement of shoulder dystocia or other complications
  • Improper use of an epidural
  • Improper use of birth tools such as forceps and vacuums
  • Failure to monitor/address fetal distress
  • Failure to recommend a C-section in a high-risk delivery
  • Failure to diagnose/treat jaundice, leading to kernicterus
  • Failure to diagnose/treat an infection in a pregnant mother

Because each case is different, only a complete review of medical records and all the evidence will reveal whether malpractice was involved. Queens cerebral palsy lawyer David Kates works with medical experts and other professionals to meticulously investigate and vigorously litigate these matters.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Symptoms of cerebral palsy may not be apparent immediately after birth and are instead noticed when a baby fails to meet certain milestones, such as rolling over, sitting, crawling, or walking.

Some of the many symptoms of cerebral palsy include:

  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Impaired coordination
  • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Impaired hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Limited bowel control

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Serving Queens & Beyond

If your child was diagnosed immediately, after a few months, or even while a toddler, it is not too late to take legal action. The first step is scheduling a free consultation with David Kates. He has extensive experience and can use this to offer an accurate assessment of your case. When you work with our firm, you will work directly with David and will also face no upfront costs or legal fees – we only get paid when you do.

Results Matter

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
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What Sets David Kates Apart?

  • Personalized Attention

    David will personally handle your case from beginning to end.

  • Tenacity

    David brings a tenacious and thorough approach to understanding complex medical issues.

  • Experience & Dedication

    David has over 20 years of professional legal experience.

  • Results Driven

    David has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.

Every Client Deserves Personalized Care

David Kates prides himself in getting to the bottom of why a patient was hurt and neglected. Call (718) 866-3664 to discuss your case.

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