Cerebral palsy is a permanent, debilitating condition that can develop shortly after birth as a result of medical mistakes made during the labor and delivery process. Due to issues such as insufficient oxygen during birth, head trauma, or infections, an infant may sustain brain damage that can impede his or her motor, cognitive, and sensory development for the rest of his or her life. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, although it may be managed through extensive and oftentimes expensive medical care.
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we are dedicated to protecting the legal rights and interests of Connecticut parents who turn to our firm for legal assistance after a birth injury has devastated their household. We understand how important it is for our clients to put up the toughest fight possible for compensation, and our tenacious yet compassionate attorneys are here to help.
Complications Associated With Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy can lead to a wide range of disabilities that are either directly caused by or commonly linked to the onset of cerebral palsy. Long-term health problems commonly associated with cerebral palsy include the following:
- Difficulty walking and balancing
- Digestive problems, potentially causing nutrition issues
- Visual and auditory impairment
- Loss of muscle control throughout the body
- Behavioral and cognitive impairment
- Asthma and respiratory concerns
- Language / communication disabilities
These complications typically call for significant medical attention, often in the form of lengthy therapy treatments. Although treatment can help a child better handle his or her disabilities and even improve bodily functions, it often comes at a high financial price.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Attorney in Connecticut
If your child has been injured because of a doctor's careless mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with your child's cerebral palsy. For more information about how to file a birth injury lawsuit in Connecticut, contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Paul Levin today by calling 860.322.5302.