The birth and development of a newborn should be the greatest joy in the lives of his or her parents. When a birth or developmental injury occurs, such a cerebral palsy, this time of joy can quickly turn to worry and despair. Cerebral palsy may develop during the pre-natal stages, but it may also occur do to failure to properly monitor and test after birth.
Complication during delivery is one of the primary causes of cerebral palsy in infants. When a fetus is deprived of blood or oxygen during the birth process, such deprivations can lead to brain damage. After birth, if an infant has abnormally low blood sugar levels and this is left untreated, brain damage can occur. Ultimately, the brain damage caused by these incidents can possibly lead to the development of cerebral palsy.
Expecting parents often take the greatest care in selecting the doctor to deliver their child. This trust should be repaid by the doctor performing his job with the utmost care. Negligence on the part of the physician can lead to the birth injuries described above. When cerebral palsy results, it means a lifetime of stress for the parents; physical, emotional, and mental struggles for the child; and a financial burden that will be felt by the entire family. Although a diagnosis of cerebral palsy can leave parents feeling confused and helpless, you will not be alone in your fight for justice.
The attorneys at Gallivan and Gallivan bring a wealth of knowledge in medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy and birth injuries. In addition, our team can help you determine the best way to ensure that your child is provided for in the long term by recommending astute financial planners, setting up trusts, and helping you map out a plan to be certain that your child will be cared for when you are no longer able to do so yourself.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to negligence during the delivery process, please contact Gallivan and Gallivan today. At our offices in White Plains or Manhattan, we can work with you to determine the best course of action to begin moving your claim in the right direction. A birth injury can be frightening and daunting for parents, but it is not something that you must face alone. Contact Gallivan and Gallivan today, and let us take over the fight for you.