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If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to compensation. At Denlea & Carton, our cerebral palsy lawyers will review your case to help determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. In the event that your child’s CP was the result of malpractice, we can help hold any liable parties accountable for their negligence.

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      Experienced Representation for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

      Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most common childhood developmental disorders in the country. Thousands of children are diagnosed with the motor disability each year. A large percentage of those with CP may never walk independently. There are several risk factors for cerebral palsy, including when a child is deprived of oxygen during the labor and delivery process.

      If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to compensation. At Injured 914, our cerebral palsy lawyers will review your case to help determine whether you have a valid claim for damages. In the event that your child’s CP was the result of malpractice, we can help hold any liable parties accountable for their negligence. Contact our office at (914) 840-5927 for a free case evaluation.

      What Is Cerebral Palsy?

      Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affects a person’s movement, coordination, and muscle tone. It is the leading motor disability in childhood and is usually diagnosed before age 2. Cerebral palsy can affect a person’s ability to walk, maintain balance, and speak.

      According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cerebral palsy is caused by “abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain.” While the symptoms can range in severity, many children diagnosed with CP require lifelong care and treatment. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, contact our office to discuss your legal options with a medical malpractice attorney.

      How Common Is Cerebral Palsy?

      Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder affecting approximately 1 in 345 children. An estimated 10,000 children are diagnosed each year with the disability.

      It is more commonly diagnosed in boys, and many suffer from co-occurring conditions. As noted by the CDC, around 4 in 10 children with cerebral palsy also have epilepsy, and 1 in 10 are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

      What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

      While a cause is not always known, it is most often related to brain damage that occurs before or during birth. Cerebral palsy caused by abnormal brain development or damage before or during birth is known as congenital CP. Approximately 85-90% of cerebral palsy is congenital.

      Risk factors for congenital cerebral palsy include:

      • Low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds)
      • Premature birth (born before the 37th week of pregnancy)
      • Multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.)
      • Maternal infections
      • Infertility treatments
      • Jaundice and kernicterus
      • Complications during birth resulting in fetal oxygen deprivation

      CP caused by abnormal development of the brain or damage over 28 days after birth is called acquired CP. Only a fraction of CP cases are acquired. Many of these cases are the result of an infection or traumatic head injury.

      Types of Cerebral Palsy

      Cerebral palsy is classified into four main types. The classification is based on the type of movement disorder experienced by the patient and which area of the brain is affected.

      The four main types of cerebral palsy are:

      • Spastic cerebral palsy – Spastic CP is the most common type of cerebral palsy affecting approximately 80% of those diagnosed with the disorder. Individuals with spastic CP often experience muscle stiffness. In severe cases such as individuals with spastic quadriplegia/quadriparesis, all four limbs are affected.
      • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy – Individuals with dyskinetic CP often have difficulty controlling the movement in their extremities. They may experience rapid jerking and often have varying muscle tone.
      • Ataxic cerebral palsy – Ataxic CP is marked by balance and coordination problems. Individuals diagnosed with this condition may have trouble walking and difficulty with fine motor control.
      • Mixed cerebral palsy – In some cases, a person may have multiple types of cerebral palsy. The most common, as noted by the CDC, is spastic-dyskinetic.

      If your child sustained a birth injury and was subsequently diagnosed with CP, contact our White Plains cerebral palsy lawyers to discuss your case.

      Do I Have a Case?

      When cerebral palsy is caused by a medical provider’s negligence, such as a doctor’s failure to order a cesarean section, you might be entitled to compensation. Even mild cases of cerebral palsy can require years of physical therapy and medical treatment. If your child’s CP was preventable, you should not have to pay the costs of receiving the best care possible.

      Many children diagnosed with CP have delays in motor development and intellectual disabilities. Medical costs for these conditions can exceed tens of thousands of dollars in just a few short years. A cerebral palsy lawyer can help you understand your rights and whether you should pursue financial recovery against a negligent healthcare provider.

      Hiring a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in New York

      If your child received a cerebral palsy diagnosis after a complicated birth, contact our office at (914) 840-5927. Our cerebral palsy lawyers will investigate your case to determine if your child’s CP was the result of medical negligence. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you might be entitled to damages.

      At Injured 914, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured parties. Our legal team fights tirelessly to get our clients the results they deserve. Call now for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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      When you’re injured in an accident, it can be hard to know where to turn. You need someone who doesn’t just know the law. You need a lawyer who will fight for you to recover the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, we have represented accident victims and their families to help them maximize their recoveries.

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      Testimonials & Success Stories

      taylor dolcetaylor dolce
      14:45 13 Sep 23
      Jeff Carton and the team were amazing! I had a complicated litigation matter and they made it simple and seamless. Everything was well explained and communicated throughout the process. I would highly recommend Jeff and the entire team at Denlea & Carton!
      Jaimie CawleyJaimie Cawley
      13:13 12 Sep 23
      I cannot be more pleased with the Denlea & Carton firm. The wonderful result of my litigation case far exceeded any expectation. I especially appreciate the work and effort by partner, Jim Denlea. He took up my cause and ultimately was responsible for the great success achieved.
      Aimee LoMedicoAimee LoMedico
      18:36 22 Feb 23
      The Denlea and Carton firm did an excellent job with my case. They explained every aspect of the case and guided me through the entire process. Every time I contacted them with a question or they reached out to me I was met with professionalism, kindness, and an overall willingness to help. I would highly recommend them for litigation services. Their sense of compassion made dealing with a difficult situation bearable. I couldn’t thank them enough.
      Mike PerezMike Perez
      16:57 29 Dec 22
      Hi Mr.John LeifertI just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you again for your services. My car accident, I was incredibly stressed the full dealing with insurance companies and sorting out what was my next step towards my injuries. Especially since it was my first time involved in any type of traffic accident, I was so lost and confused!Luckily I discovered your service at the perfect timing. You were able to make sense of the multiple demand letter requests, photo evidence, and medical documents that kept my case in track. You always make sure to follow up with me. I'm so happy we were able to receive a successful outcome. Good luck to you and your associates and thank you again.Miguel Perez
      Joshua EvansJoshua Evans
      01:38 15 Dec 22
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      Brandon KommerBrandon Kommer
      13:09 12 Aug 21
      When I needed to take on a leading US automaker, I turned to the White Plains law firm of Denlea & Carton and their commercial litigation team. They filed an action in Federal Court and after three years of hard fought litigation, they helped me to obtain a great result ! Not only for myself, but for consumers around the country. Jeff, Jim and everyone at the firm were superb. They communicated with me regularly, and ensured that I understood everything that was happening. I couldn’t be happier about my representation. If you need a firm that gets great results, and isn’t afraid to go up against large corporations, look no further than Denlea & Carton!
      Laura LaSpisaLaura LaSpisa
      14:26 29 Jun 20
      I researched quite a few firms before deciding on Denlea & Carton, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. They surpassed my expectations in every respect. They were kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. They treated my case as if it was their own, and never backed down from the fight with the defendant until they obtained an incredible result for me. There is a difference between law firms, and I’m glad I took the time to realize it. I would recommend Jim and Jeff (and everyone else who helped me) without hesitation. They’re terrific!
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      Meet Our Attorneys

      Upon graduation from law school, Jim became a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney.

      James R. Denlea

      James R. Denlea

      For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved

      Robert J. Berg

      Robert J. Berg

      Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.

      Amber Wallace

      Amber Wallace

      For over two decades, John has been litigating cases in Federal, state and municipal courts throughout New York and

      John Leifert

      John Leifert

      Craig Cepler is an experienced litigator who has handled all types of cases for clients, including commercial

      Craig Cepler

      Craig Cepler

      Steven has 30-plus years of experience handling complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and is a trusted advisor

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Stan Sharovskiy is an experienced commercial litigator and has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Phil has more than 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation and dispute...

      Phil Smith

      Phil Smith

      Martin is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions,...

      Martin McCann

      Martin McCann

      A former federal prosecutor, Catherine Friesen is an experienced litigator who has practiced extensively...

      Catherine Friesen

      Catherine Friesen

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