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Developmental Delays

Developmental Delays

A Syracuse Law Firm That Helps Families Recover Compensation

Parents of newborns look forward to a lifetime of memories as they watch their baby grow up. Mothers and fathers remember their child's first words and when their child first learned to walk. But some children experience problems in their development, and the negligence of medical professionals may be a factor. The birth injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC fight to hold these negligent medical professionals accountable.

There are certain milestones in child development that pediatricians monitor. These include the age at which a child learns to walk, talk and develop motor skills, for example. But sometimes, problems experienced during pregnancy or birth interfere with child development. As a result, children don't develop certain skills until they are much older, or they never develop those skills at all.

The negligence of medical professionals can play a role in development problems in different ways. Some may have neglected to anticipate problems due to something that happened during pregnancy or childbirth. Or, the medical professionals themselves may have caused the problem.

Some of the factors that can lead to birth injuries causing developmental delays include:

  • Genetic condition was not diagnosed at birth
  • Improper use of instruments caused brain damage
  • Failure to induce labor or perform a Caesarian section
  • Medication errors during pregnancy
  • Premature delivery

Developmental delays have an emotional impact on parents, who worry about their child. It also has a significant financial impact, as parents must then pay for medical expenses, therapy, tutoring and ongoing care to aid their child's development.

We Win Big, Complex Cases

Malpractice cases involving developmental delays are complicated and difficult to prove. And you can expect fierce resistance from medical professionals, hospitals, insurance companies and lawyers. But those are the kinds of cases we handle every day. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, experience and resources needed to get results.

Our legal team conducts a thorough investigation to learn what happened. This involves reviewing medical records and other documents, identifying and interviewing witnesses and consulting medical experts. We know what kinds of negligence can be involved and how to find evidence of it. Then we fight to resolve you case in a way that meets your needs.

If your child is experiencing developmental delays and you suspect that negligence may have played a role, contact our firm for a free case evaluation. We'll answer any questions you have and explain your options.

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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