Delivery room errors can have a devastating effect on newborns and their families. In certain unfortunate circumstances, these errors cause birth injuries that can result in a cerebral palsy diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 1 in 323 children has been identified with cerebral palsy.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is crucial to determine the cause of the condition in order to successfully pursue compensation. The attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC have extensive experience litigating medical malpractice and birth injury cases. As trial counsel, Sean Leventhal obtained a $17.8 million jury verdict for his client, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Colorado history.
Contact us today at 720.667.3030 to discuss your case for free. Our Denver office serves clients from Cherry Creek, Aurora and throughout Colorado.
What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that can affect a child’s motor function and intellectual ability. The condition results from a brain injury or malformation that occurs before, during or after birth, while a child’s brain is developing. Every case of cerebral palsy is unique to the child, and can involve signs and symptoms such as:
- Intellectual disability
- Poor muscle control and coordination
- Poor vision and hearing
- Difficulty speaking and eating
- Muscle spasms
- Trouble walking
- Posture changes – from very limp to very stiff
Timely diagnosis of cerebral palsy is critical to early treatment and your ability to seek damages for your child’s birth injury. Since it affects hand-eye coordination, speech and other aspects of a developing brain, some symptoms can take years to surface.
Experienced Legal Counsel for Your Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice Claim
Our Denver attorneys have litigated medical malpractice cases throughout the United States and have helped recover millions of dollars for families struggling with the sudden emotional and financial burdens that medical errors can cause. While every injury caused by another’s negligence is unfortunate, preventable birth injuries which cause cerebral palsy are especially painful for parents. Some birth injuries that cause cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to diagnose or treat infections in the mother
- A delayed C-section
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum suction during delivery
- Oxygen deprivation (asphyxia)
Quickly identifying your child’s condition and its cause are the first steps toward seeking compensation for a lifetime of medical and living expenses. If someone in your family is suffering from the heartbreak of cerebral palsy, our compassionate and experienced Denver attorneys will provide the support and aggressive legal representation you need.
Contact Leventhal Sar LLC today by completing the form on this page or calling 720.667.3030 to discuss your case for free. We work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do. We welcome clients from Denver, Cherry Creek and Aurora, Colorado.