Cerebral Palsy/Erb’s Palsy
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a condition that impairs motor control and other bodily functions, and is commonly caused by a lack of oxygen or injury to the brain as a child is born. This condition is characterized by spasms, slow motor development, bone deformities and many other symptoms.
What Is Erb’s Palsy?
Erb’s palsy results when a cluster of nerves known as the brachial plexus, which runs from the neck to the arms, is damaged during birth. Many times, this damage is the result of tearing or stretching that occurs when a doctor improperly delivers the child. This results in paralysis and other long-term complications.
How Can A Medical Malpractice Claim Help?
Both cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy cause life-altering damage that can affect the child for his or her entire life. The additional heath care, developmental assistance services and other needs of these children can become prohibitively expensive; a medical malpractice claim against the medical provider who caused your child’s injury can provide the compensation necessary to pay for these vital services and give your child the means to grow and thrive despite his or her injury.
Nationally Recognized Birth Injury Attorneys
At Godosky & Gentile, we protect the interests of the children who have been injured by medical malpractice. We work closely with their families and our trusted network of expert witnesses to build powerful cases in all types of birth injury cases. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication has named us as a Tier One firm, which is the highest ranking awarded. We are known throughout the legal community as a resource to other attorneys, and our peers routinely refer their complex birth injury cases to our experienced litigators. One of our firm’s partners teaches a well-known class on medical malpractice at one of the nation’s leading law schools.
Proven Results In Birth Injury Cases
Our accomplished attorneys have obtained many favorable verdicts and settlements for clients whose children were injured by the negligence of medical professionals. This not only includes cases related to cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, but also birth injury matters involving:
- $3.6 million settlement on delivery malpractice that caused severe brain damage to a baby due to the umbilical cord getting wrapped around neck.
- $3.25 million settlement on delivery malpractice that caused severe brain damage to a baby due to meconium aspiration and dry birth.
- $2 million settlement for an infant who suffered neurological injuries as a result of obstetrical medical malpractice.
Contact Our Lawyers
Godosky & Gentile serves clients in the Bronx, Manhattan and all other parts of New York City and the surrounding region. To arrange a free consultation with a member of our experienced legal team, call 212-742-9700 or fill out our online contact form.