Ross Feller Casey's Philadelphia cerebral palsy attorneys have successfully handled numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits involving cerebral palsy across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and stand out as the nation’s recognized legal experts for such cases.
In fact, over the past two years alone, Ross Feller Casey attorneys have recovered in excess of $400 million for their clients, and have resolved more significant birth injury lawsuits than any other Pennsylvania firm.
Ross Feller Casey is uniquely qualified to litigate cerebral palsy lawsuits, in part because we have something rare among personal injury law firms – a team of three Ivy League trained doctors right on staff. They include Dr. Charles H. Bowers, a nationally recognized physician with more than three decades of experience in both surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Cerebral palsy, or CP, is an umbrella group of disorders that can affect muscle control, sensation, head control, walking, muscle tone, coordination and cognitive functioning. It afflicts about a half million people in the U.S. and is caused by injury or abnormal development in the immature brain, most often before birth. In many cases, a medical error occurred during the birth process that damaged specific areas of the child's brain that control motor functions.
A lack of oxygen to the brain (asphyxia) related to difficult labor or delivery is among the consequences from cerebral palsy malpractice. Mistakes can range from the child being left in the birth canal for too long to the excessive or improper use of tools, such as forceps or vacuum extraction.
Most children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later. The early signs of CP -- mainly a lack of muscle coordination and control -- usually appear before a child reaches 3 years of age. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are treatments and therapies to help a person be as independent as possible.
The firm handles all its cases, including cerebral palsy lawsuits in Philadelphia, on a contingency basis, so there will never be a cost to you unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
If you or a loved one has cerebral palsy or has suffered another birth injury, one of our attorneys specializing in cerebral palsy lawsuits can assist you in determining if you have a case. Ross Feller Casey offers a free case evaluation.
You may still be able to investigate a potential claim even if the injury occurred some time ago, but your time may be running out. Please contact us now to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia cerebral palsy attorneys.