Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition which often results from oxygen deprivation during the birthing process. It entails a loss of muscle control and nerve functions. Unfortunately, it is a permanent condition, although there are varying degrees of severity involved. Families afflicted with Cerebral Palsy know the strain and financial hardships that this trauma entails. According to a 2003 study, a life time cost to care for someone with Cerebral Palsy amounts to about $921,00. Therapy can often improve the individual's quality of life, despite the lack of a definitive cure. Signs of the condition, such as exaggerated reflexes, manifest before the child is three years of age.
If a physician or other medical professional involved with the birthing process fails to promptly deliver the child, which thus experiences oxygen deprivation from prolonged stay in the birth canal, cerebral palsy can result. It may also occur because of improper use of forceps, which can damage the child's brain.
If a loved one now suffers from cerebral palsy because of medical malpractice, you have legal rights to compensation. Contact Anthony Macri immediately, as he will determine whether the actions of the treating physician, other medical professionals, or medical institution itself constitute negligence. He has handled these types of cases for over 30 years and understands both the legal aspects and the tremendous pain that cerebral palsy causes to the families involved. He will personally conduct the entire lawsuit process and advocate relentlessly for you at trial should the need arise (Anthony Macri on Trying Cases). For an ally in the courtroom, contact Anthony J. Macri at 973-538-6200.