Cerebral palsy is caused by oxygen deprivation or brain damage during the birth of a newborn. Oftentimes, the cause is negligence from an obstetrician and his or her delivery team. Newborns face a lifetime of physical, emotional and developmental challenges. Their parents are left betrayed by their trusted doctor and devastated by the injuries their child suffered.

We Understand The Effects Of Cerebral Palsy On Your Child

Cerebral palsy can impair a child’s ability to reach important milestones in walking, talking, bathing and toilet training. It can take many forms that include:

  • Spastic cerebral palsy
  • Athetoid cerebral palsy
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Ataxic cerebral palsy

At Gillette & Izzo Law Office in Syracuse, New York, we know firsthand that injury claims involving cerebral palsy are emotionally charged. Medical malpractice lawyer Janet Izzo possesses comprehensive experience in the complex legal process. However, recent legislation has made the pursuit of compensation for neurological injury claims easier.

The Compensation Options Available For Your Injured Newborn

The Neurologically Impaired Infant’s Fund (NIIF) is a significant part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team. The NIIF is a fund designed to pay medical expenses for infants suffering neurological damage during birth.

Parents of children suffering from a neurological injury, such as cerebral palsy, have the funds necessary for speech, physical and occupational therapy.

A claim still involves filing a lawsuit and going through the legal process. When a case reaches the settlement table, all compensation is paid through the NIIF.

Let A Qualified Attorney Answer Your Legal Questions About Cerebral Palsy

If you need more information about the birth injury your child suffered, schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced cerebral palsy attorney in Syracuse. Fill out ourĀ intake form to schedule an appointment with Gillette & Izzo Law Office. You can also call 315-421-1000.

We handle cerebral palsy claims on a contingent fee basis. You do not pay legal fees unless we recover compensation.