Cerebral Palsy

Brain Injury & Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of improper or negligent care before or during the birthing process. These circumstances may involve the failure to perform a timely or emergency C-section, a misread fetal monitoring strip, failure to diagnose fetal distress during labor, the administration of too much Pitocin, or the general failure to act in a timely manner.

Similarly, Cerebral Palsy is the result of an injury to the brain before, during or after child birth. This birth defect or injury affects a child’s ability to use fine motor skills, maintain balance and control voluntary movements. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is a permanent disability that causes great physical, financial and emotional hardship to all those involved.
There are 4 Types of cerebral palsy birth injuries. They are as follows:

Spastic Cerebral Palsy– This condition is the result of tight muscles. Children with spastic cerebral palsy have stiff movements and are unable to preform simple tasks such as releasing an object from one’s hand. The body affected by spastic cerebral palsy in the following ways:

  • Diplegia – Affects both arms and legs
  • Hemiplegia – Affects limbs on one side of the body
  • Quadriplegia – Affects all limbs
  • Monoplegia – Affects only one limb
  • Triplegia – Affects three limbs

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy– This condition is the result of muscles that are too weak. Children affected by Ataxic cerebral palsy often have trouble walking because of their poor balance and unsteady condition.

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy– This is a condition where the muscles vary between being too tight and too weak. Athetoid cerebral palsy causes involuntary movements and may affect the ability to stand in an upright position.

Mixed Cerebral Palsy– A combination of Spastic, Ataxic and Athetoid cerebral palsy.

My child suffered a brain injury at birth. Do I have a case for medical malpractice?

While some brain injuries at birth may happen under the best circumstances, the majority of birth injuries could have been avoided with proper medical care. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there is a very strong chance that you have a case for medical malpractice. Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after child birth. A lawyer would need to investigate what exactly caused your child’s birth injury and whether the doctor or ob/gyn was ultimately responsible for the condition.

I would like to pursue a medical malpractice case. How can Mininno Law Office help me?

The medical malpractice and brain injury lawyers at Mininno Law Office have extensive experience in trying medical malpractice and birth injury cases in the New Jersey and Philadelphia regional area. This experience has directly resulted in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have a unique team of medical and legal professionals that work together to prepare your case.

Our medical expertise puts our clients at an advantage when taking on hospitals and medical facilities with significant resources. Unlike most firms, you will have direct access to a medical professional who will answer your questions and provide helpful resources while you may still be recovering from a serious injury as the result of medical malpractice.
Furthermore, you will have the benefit of working with experienced and distinguished certified civil trial attorneys who deal specifically in the area of medical malpractice. This is important because birth injury and cerebral palsy lawsuits can be very complicated and require knowledge of medical and scientific concepts in addition to having exceptional trial skills.

At Mininno Law Office, we are proud of our reputation as an accessible, client friendly firm. We work around your schedule and your needs. To immediately speak to our team of medical professionals and medical malpractice lawyers for a free case evaluation, call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania, or contact the Mininno Law Office by filling out the free case evaluation form on the left side of the page. You will be contacted within 12 hours.

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