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Legal FAQs about Cerebral Palsy in NYC

Jan 19, 2017 | Medical Malpractice

According to statistics, an estimated 764,000 children and adults in the United States manifest one or more of cerebral palsy symptoms. The CDC reports that roughly 10,000 infants born each year in the US hold the risk to develop cerebral palsy.

About 8,000 to 10,000 infants and babies are diagnosed with the condition each year. Additionally, 1,200 to 1,500 children at preschool age develop cerebral palsy each year.

Common Questions about Cerebral Palsy in New York

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common childhood disabilities in the US. People have a lot of questions about the condition and the legal process if it is caused by medical malpractice in New York. Here is a look at some of the most common questions with their answers to help you be more prepared for the legal course of action.

Q1: What is a case evaluation? How does it help my child?

A: A case evaluation is what gives you information about what caused your child’s cerebral palsy and whether you have cause to file a claim. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, a case evaluation is the first step you need to take. This involves contacting a lawyer experienced in cerebral palsy and getting an assessment of your case’s strengths and weaknesses. You can get a free case evaluation in most law firms.

Getting a case evaluation can be of immense help for your case because a child’s quality of life with cerebral palsy or any other birth injury can be greatly improved when they have the resources to treat the conditions. If you think that medical negligence could be the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy, you can get an opportunity for financial compensation by filing for a case. You can use the compensation funds to help with medical costs, surgeries, therapies, and so forth.

Q2: How do I know if there is a viable case?

A: A cerebral palsy lawsuit’s foundation is that there is reason to believe that medical negligence or mistakes was a contributor in your child’s condition. You can demonstrate the connection between cerebral palsy and medical malpractice in many ways. If your child shows any signs or symptoms of a birth injury, you may have grounds for a cerebral palsy lawsuit in New York.

To determine if you have a viable case, certain items are used, such as:

  • Medical records
  • Results from head studies, such as a CT scan or an EEG
  • The treatment method used during delivery and birth

Getting Legal Assistance for Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has a child with cerebral palsy, which was caused by medical negligence, you should immediately get in touch with the qualified medical malpractice lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. The first meeting is free. Give us a call.

What do you have to say? There is no point in talking to the hospital, they will not help you. They are legally handcuffed. They have told you everything they legally can. This is a legal matter now and this situation is complicated. RMFW Law knows how to win these types of cases. The only thing you need to do is to call us.