Cerebral and Erb’s palsy
New York Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Law firm advocating for clients in cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases
With over three decades of experience protecting the rights of injury victims, the attorneys at the Brooklyn-based law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki have a track record of success fighting for maximum awards in birth injury cases.
Understanding cerebral and Erb's palsy
About one in 278 children suffers from cerebral palsy, an incurable brain and muscular condition that can have symptoms ranging from minor clumsiness while running to severe symptoms that can include seizures and the inability to walk. Doctors cannot always prevent cerebral palsy, which can result from genetic disorders, infections, pregnancy issues, or even premature or multiple births. But head injuries during birth or even negligent prenatal care or diagnostic failure can also lead to this condition.
About 90 percent of brachial plexus palsy injuries, which include complete brachial plexus palsy, Erb's palsy, and Klumpke's palsy, result from damage during delivery to a group of nerves leading to the arms. These conditions can leave children with numbness in the arm, reduced ability to use affected arms and hands, or even paralysis. A common cause of Erb's palsy involves the use of excessive traction on the head of the baby during birth. Since vaginal deliveries of large birth weight babies can often cause difficult births, doctors can potentially reduce incidents of Erb's palsy by recommending C-section delivery.
When to retain legal support
When you learn your newborn faces anything from surgery to a lifetime of disability from Erb's or cerebral palsy, you face an overwhelming experience. Forced to weigh their trust in the doctor against a future of potentially extensive medical expenses, most families cannot determine whether or not the condition of their child results from unavoidable circumstances — or from medical negligence. When you discuss your circumstances with our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys, we carefully listen to the details to help identify if negligence may play a role. We provide an honest assessment of each situation, and we make sure you clearly understand your options and what to expect if you decide to move forward with a legal case.
Seek support from an experienced birth injury lawyer in New York
Receiving a diagnosis of cerebral or Erb's palsy in NYC or elsewhere in New York may not always indicate medical negligence. But it costs nothing to schedule a free consultation with an experienced birth injury attorney at Rubenstein & Rynecki to discuss your case and learn how we can help. Representing victims throughout NY since 1972, our firm has the experience, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.