Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
The Duffy & Duffy Cerebral Palsy Lawyers have helped thousands of people like you. We know you have many unanswered questions: Why did this happen to my child? Is it my fault? Did I do something wrong? I liked by doctor, but did he do something wrong? How am I going to take care of my child? How will I be able to work and care for my child? Will my child ever be independent? What will happen to my child if something ever happens to me?
Our Cerebral Palsy lawyers can answer your questions and help get you the financial help that you and your child are entitled to.
Detecting a Birth Injury
It is estimated that birth injuries may occur as often as seven out of every 1,000 births. It may not be apparent until months or years after birth that a birth injury did indeed occur. However, some immediate signs of birth injury includes: Failure to breath immediately upon birth; seizures within the first 48 hours after birth; swelling or marks (bruises or abrasions) on your baby’s face, head, or shoulder; lack of muscle tone (baby appears to be floppy); and one arm is limp.
Signs of birth injury that appear later in life are: difficulty with speech, lack of coordination, drooling and an uneven gait.
Birth Injury Causes
Negligence or malpractice may have caused your baby’s birth injury if medical professionals failed to: ascertain your full medical history, properly treat a maternal infection, properly diagnosis and treat risk for premature birth, properly used forceps or vacuum extractors, diagnose and treat a baby that was too small or too big, properly monitor and treat maternal blood pressure and blood sugar, or improperly delayed Cesarean section.
At Duffy & Duffy, our Cerebral Palsy lawyers understand the medical and legal terminology, evidence, and procedures to effectively access and process your legal case in order to win compensation for the life-long care of your child. Please call the Duffy & Duffy Cerebral Palsy lawyers for a no fee no commitment consultation.
Consult with a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
We invite you to consult with a Duffy & Duffy Cerebral Palsy Lawyer as soon as possible. We represent injured people and are well equipped to fight to get you all of the compensation you deserve. The state of New York imposes limits on the time you have to file your case. If you do not file within the time limit, your case is forever barred and neither you nor your child will receive the compensation you need to deal with the life-long affliction of Cerebral Palsy.