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Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Atlanta

Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.: Serving Families with Birth Injuries

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more areas of the brain during fetal development; before, during or after birth; or during infancy. Cerebral palsy is serious disorder that can impact a child for the rest of his or her life.

Our Atlanta brain injury lawyers have years of experience to helping parents recover for injuries to their children during birth. If you believe your child suffered from a birth injury or is diagnosed with cerebral palsy because of an error or negligence of a physician, learn your options today.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common childhood disorders. It is a non-progressive brain disorder, which means that the damage does not worsen over time. The symptoms can change with time, however, and may become better or worse as the child grows older. Many children with cerebral palsy have an accompanying seizure disorder and some level of mental disability, along with learning, vision, hearing, speech, or language problems.

Causes of cerebral palsy include:

  • Serious diseases like meningitis
  • Infections during childbirth
  • Severe jaundice in the infant
  • Oxygen deprivation to the brain or trauma to the head
  • Metabolic and physical trauma of childbirth
  • Improper use of birthing tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors

Who Can Be Held Liable?

Considering the above-listed causes, there are many different medical parties who can be held liable, and this will be uncovered in an investigation. Often, these occur as a result the medical staff's failure to spot a potential complication.

The following professionals are often held liable for the following reasons:

  • Nurses for the failure to properly monitor the child's oxygen levels during birth
  • Nurses, physicians, or hospitals for failure to use fully sterile equipment
  • Physicians or obstetricians for failure to perform an emergency C-section
  • Physicians or obstetricians for excessive use of force with birthing tools
  • Physicians or obstetricians for failure to diagnose a serious condition in the mother or child prior to birth

Knowledgeable Legal Representation for Cerebral Palsy

As personal injury trial attorneys, we do not think you and your child should have to carry these burdens alone. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys committed to justice and helping our clients. James A. Goldstein and Jonathan P. Hayes are both AV Preeminent® rated attorneys, and Jared Lina was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Star list, meaning he is in the top 5% of lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40.

If you need legal assistance for a cerebral palsy case, contact Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. today. Our Atlanta birth injury attorneys can help you understand your options related to cerebral palsy lawsuits during a free consultation.


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