Fetal distress occurs when a newborn’s brain is deprived of adequate oxygen during labor and delivery. This is known as perinatal asphyxia, and can result in Cerebral Palsy, a permanent nervous system condition that causes the body’s muscles and motor skills to malfunction. If this occurs as a consequence of the Ob-Gyn or delivery nurses failing to remedy the fetal distress in a timely and proper manner, medical malpractice has occurred, and the child’s parents should certainly seek legal guidance .
Children with Cerebral Palsy can require a lifetime of intense, time-consuming, and expensive medical and therapeutic care and equipment. If you and your child are confronted with these hardships, contact Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyers NJ Attorney Patrick Amoresano for a free and confidential consultation as soon as possible. Mr. Amoresano will be happy to outline the elements of every matter involving medical malpractice, and provide you with important information about the initial steps necessary to evaluate the merits of a claim.
Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawyers NJ: United Cerebral Palsy
Founded by Leonard and Isabelle Goldonson with Jack and Ethel Hausman in 1949, United Cerebral Palsy is now one of the largest nonprofit health organizations in the United States.
Before the founding of UCP, those afflicted with cerebral palsy were treated like second class citizens. Doctors urged parents to instutionalize their children for life, completely segregated from society. Parents who chose otherwise had a hard time finding help for their children to lead productive lives. Instead these families felt isolated and alone.
Eventually, UCP branches sprung up across across the country thanks to dedicated grass-roots volunteers – the parents – who brought cerebral palsy and developmental disability issues to the forefront of the national conscience with the help of the media.
Today, UCP works closely with its network of affiliates on issues ranging from healthcare reform to home ownership and from education to gainful employment.