Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Serving Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, Shelton, and all of Connecticut
Our cerebral palsy lawyers are available to investigate claims on behalf of families in Danbury and the surrounding communities of Connecticut. If you would like to find out if you qualify for compensation to help your baby get the best treatment available, please call our qualified Danbury cerebral lawyers at 1-866-479-7909.
Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability in the United States. It affects more than 500,000 people in this country and nearly 5,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the disorder every year.
Most of the cases of cerebral palsy can be attributed to brain damage in the fetus. The part of the brain that is damaged causes movement problems in the corresponding area of the patient’s body. Damage to the left area of the brain causes problems on the right side of the body and vice-versa.
While the disorder usually occurs before birth when the baby is still in the womb, some cases of cerebral palsy can be attributed to damage to the brain during or after birth. Such damage may be due to:
- Injury during birth and delivery
- Some trauma to the developing brain in a young child, such as injury during a car accident or being dropped
- Child abuse
Cerebral Palsy Law Firms
In instances where the baby or newborn is harmed during the birth process, the person(s) or institution responsible may be held accountable. If the newborn’s brain has been harmed during labor and delivery, those who attended the baby’s birth may be guilty of causing the harm. In the case of child abuse, the abuser should be answerable for their actions. The same holds true for cases of neglect, such as failure to place the infant in a car seat.
Our Connecticut cerebral palsy lawyers have experience handling cases involving malpractice against those who make mistakes while attending the delivery of a child who has suffered brain damage.
Signs & Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
While most children with cerebral palsy are not diagnosed until after they are a year old, some of the early signs that an infant may have cerebral palsy are:
- Rigidity because of too much muscle tone
- Arching the body
- Floppiness due to too little muscle tone
- Excess drooling
- Not meeting some normal milestones on time such as rolling over, raising the head, recognizing the parents, smiling at another’s face
Contact a Connecticut Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence or harm of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider during the birth of your child, we may be able to help you. Call 1-866-479-7909 to speak with a qualified birth injury lawyer about your case.
Our offices in Stamford, Danbury and Bridgeport can also be reached using our secure contact page.