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Tenacious Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in New York City

Fighting for the injured and their families

Birth injury lawyers at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson persistently pursue financial compensation to cover the often debilitating financial burden of treating cerebral palsy caused by medical mistakes.  We ensure that medical providers who cause cerebral palsy are held accountable by applying more than 100 combined years of medical malpractice knowledge and our experience with numerous cerebral palsy cases.  We see how difficult cerebral palsy can make family life — and we do everything in our power to help.

Cerebral palsy’s many causes

Cerebral palsy is an overall term used to describe brain damage that causes the loss of use or control of some muscles. It typically is diagnosed at birth or at a very young age. Symptoms include slouching and lack of muscle tone, impaired speech, learning disabilities, trouble walking and eating, paralysis and seizures.  There is no known cure.  Treatment focuses on preventing complications.

Damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or after birth. Causes include lack of oxygen and birth trauma. Cerebral palsy is more common in premature and multiple births.

Our law firm champions cerebral palsy cases caused by medical malpractice, including any medical provider’s failure to:

  • Correctly use forceps
  • Properly perform vacuum extraction
  • Treat or prevent infection during pregnancy, labor or delivery
  • Prescribe appropriate medications during pregnancy
  • Correctly respond to fetal distress
  • React quickly to evidence of a baby’s lack of oxygen
  • Respond appropriately to abnormalities on fetal heart monitor strips
  • Properly respond to severe jaundice
  • Perform a timely Cesarean section
  • Address Rh incompatibility

The knowledge and resources to help

Each lawyer at the firm understands the science underlying cerebral palsy’s causes, diagnosis and treatment.  We rely on a team of reputable medical experts to advance our knowledge of this and other birth injuries.

We help families seek compensation that covers long-term medical expenses and lost income through settlement or litigation, whichever best suits the facts of a case and the family’s best interests.

Retain a lawyer who understands cerebral palsy and can make a difference

Cerebral palsy negligence cases are complex and can be difficult to prove.  Our attorneys have shown repeatedly that we are up to the challenge. For a realistic assessment of your case and a free initial consultation, contact Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson online or call 888.746.8212.


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