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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

A Syracuse Law Firm Helping Families Of Injured Children

One of the more serious birth injuries is cerebral palsy, which has a lifelong effect on children and their families. In some cases, cerebral palsy is the direct result of negligence by a medical professional. The birth injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold these negligent professionals accountable and help families get the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Cerebral palsy is a disorder in which children have a loss or impairment of motor function. It is caused by damage to the brain before, during or after a child's birth. This damage can be physical or a result of lack of oxygen to the brain. As a result, normal signals from the brain don't reach the muscles in the body.

Some of the ways in which negligence can cause cerebral palsy include:

  • Delaying delivery
  • Failure to diagnose medical issues related to pregnancy
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Failure to identify umbilical cord problems
  • Failure to properly monitor fetus or mother's health

The effects of cerebral palsy last a lifetime. In addition to the physical and emotional impact on victims and their families, there is also a tremendous financial impact. The care and support required for people with cerebral palsy can be very costly.

We Fight for Your Rights

Medical malpractice cases involving cerebral palsy are very complex, and it can be difficult to prove negligence. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC is known for taking on and winning complex cases. We are dedicated to helping families get the financial compensation they need and deserve to give their child the best life possible.

Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation into what happened. We review all medical records and documents, interview witnesses and consult medical experts. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence of negligence. We build the strongest case possible.

When insurance companies see that we are serious about your claim, we are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if they won't negotiate, our skilled attorneys are ready to fight for your family in court.

If you suspect negligence was to blame for your child's cerebral palsy, it's important to take action as soon as possible. Generally, legal claims for compensation involving medical malpractice must be filed within 30 months. It also helps to act before is evidence is lost and the memories of witnesses fade.

We offer a free consultation and can answer any questions you have. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000

    Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000

    We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.

  • Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000

    Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).

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Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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