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Cerebral Palsy

Philadelphia Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Helping You Provide a Bright Future for Your Child

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a non-progressive condition that affects motor skills and functioning. Technically speaking, it is a group of disorders, as there are varying degrees and types of CP. It is caused by abnormal brain development or traumatic brain injury before or during birth and, while it is not necessarily always the case, medical malpractice often plays a role in the development of CP.

If you went through a difficult labor or delivery and your child was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may have grounds for a birth injury claim. At The Villari Firm, PLLC, we are prepared to put over 20 years of experience on your side as we help you navigate the process of pursuing justice and a fair recovery for your child. While we understand that no amount of money can “compensate” for your child’s diagnosis, financial recovery can allow you the ability to provide your child with the very best medical treatment, educational opportunities, and special care. With a proven track record of success—including over $110 million recovered for our clients—and a team of experts on-call, our Philadelphia cerebral palsy lawyer has what it takes to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (215) 372-8889 to speak to Attorney Heidi G. Villari about your case. Your initial consultation is completely free.

How Medical Negligence Leads to Cerebral Palsy

As previously mentioned, CP is caused by brain damage before or at birth. Typically, this damage occurs when the infant’s oxygen supply is reduced or cut off, preventing adequate oxygen/blood from reaching the brain. While this is not always caused by medical malpractice, mistakes and negligence during the labor and delivery process can — and often do — lead to serious complications, including brain damage.

Some examples of how malpractice can lead to brain damage that, in turn, results in cerebral palsy include:

  • Failure to properly monitor the baby’s heart rate
  • Failure to notice or address signs of fetal distress
  • Prolonged labor/failure to order an emergency C-section
  • Improper use of forceps/vacuum extractor
  • Negligent treatment or failure to treat maternal infections
  • Failure to detect or address prolapsed umbilical cord

In any of these or similar situations, the baby can experience hypoxia (insufficient oxygen) or anoxia (lack of oxygen), leading to severe brain damage which, later, may result in cerebral palsy.

Discuss Your Legal Options with Our Team

If you have noticed CP symptoms in your child—such as stiff or “floppy” muscles, exaggerated reflexes, involuntary movements, tremors, or failure to meet motor skill development milestones — it is important that you seek medical attention from a qualified doctor. Only a medical professional can diagnose cerebral palsy.

If your child is diagnosed with CP and you believe that a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional was at fault, contact The Villari Firm, PLLC as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options. Our Philadelphia cerebral palsy lawyer can begin building a case aimed at securing the compensation you and your child need and deserve.

Call (215) 372-8889 or submit an online contact form to get started with a free consultation.

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Why Hire The Villari Firm?

The Right Lawyer Makes a Difference
  • Experienced Counsel

    With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Heidi G. Villari knows how to effectively and ethically fight for your recovery.

  • Access to Resources

    The Villari Firm works with the finest of experts, medical doctors and legal professionals who are in the best position to review your case.

  • Valuable Insight

    Heidi G. Villari has been on both sides of medical malpractice cases and is prepared to leverage this insight on her clients' behalf.

  • Prepared for Anything

    At The Villari Firm, we believe that preparation is key to success and are always ready to go to trial to fight on our clients' behalf.

  • Unwavering Support

    Heidi G. Villari is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to effectively fight for the compensation that her clients need and deserve.

  • A Proven Record

    Attorney Heidi G. Villari has fearlessly fought to help her clients recover over $110 million in compensation for their injuries.

Contact the Villari Firm And Leave the Battle to Us

If you have been harmed due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, do not hesitate to let us fight for your rights. If you think you have no chance of recovering compensation, then you have never met Heidi G. Villari.