Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

Albany Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Contact the Birth Injury Attorneys at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition in which muscular control and coordination can be dramatically affected. Cerebral palsy is caused by the brain being injured during the labor and delivery process. There are treatments available for cerebral palsy, but no cures are currently available.

There are four major types of cerebral palsy:

  • Spastic
  • Ataxic
  • Athetoid/dyskinetic
  • Hypotoinic

There are multiple errors that can be committed by a delivering doctor that can cause cerebral palsy, including:

  • Failing to perform a needed cesarean section in a timely fashion
  • Failure to monitor fetal heart rate and take appropriate actions
  • Leaving the child in the birth canal too long
  • Failure to recognize or deal appropriately with umbilical cord complications

In addition to these errors, any failure to address a complication or error on the delivering doctor's part that causes a lack of oxygen to the brain (asphyxia) can cause cerebral palsy.

At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, our lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to help ensure that your child has access to the medical and financial resources needed to face the challenges that having cerebral palsy will present them with over the course of his or her life. We are aggressive and thorough in our preparation for trial and that has allowed us to build a record of success that includes securing numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Aggressive Pursuit and Intelligent Protection of Compensation Your Child Will Need

A key concern with birth injuries is ensuring that any compensation that is secured will be there to meet the child's needs throughout life. We can help address that issue through the use of supplemental needs trusts and structured settlements that will protect your child's assets from being taken by Medicare should that benefit become necessary to cover care costs later in life.

If your child was injured during the labor and delivery process, know that insurance companies are very likely to try and minimize or deny your case. In order to secure justice and recover the compensation your child and your family deserve, turn to the experienced Albany cerebral palsy lawyers of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 518-480-2151 or simply contact us online.

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only collect attorney's fees if we recover damages for you.