Cerebral Palsy

Dealing with a birth injury like cerebral palsy is a highly emotional and personal experience. At Alvin F. de Levie & Associates, we understand this. Our firm has been representing families experiencing similar issues for over 30 years. Attorney Alvin F. de Levie will personally handle every stage of your claim and is committed to your family, and your baby, throughout the process.

Our law firm advocates for families in State College and throughout Pennsylvania whose babies developed cerebral palsy as the result of medical negligence. We are dedicated to helping your family obtain the financial resources you need to ensure your child has the medical care he or she needs.

What Is Cerebral Palsy And What Causes It?

Cerebral palsy is a life-long medical neurological condition. It affects an individual's ability to control their bodily functions, including reflex, balance, gross and fine motor functions, and speech.

Cerebral palsy may not be visible at birth. Parents often notice something is wrong when their child begins missing important developmental milestones. After a serious of medical tests, they get the devastating news that their child has cerebral palsy. As if this news isn't difficult enough, it is often accompanied by the news that the condition was entirely preventable.

Common causes of cerebral palsy include birth injuries, specifically those resulting in oxygen deprivation to the brain, traumatic head injuries sustained during birth, fetal stroke and maternal infection.

If your OB/GYN made a mistake during birth that deprived your baby of oxygen or blood, resulted in brain trauma, or failed to diagnose or treat a medical condition that led to a fetal stroke in utero, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

- Couple receives a $1.35 million settlement from University of Virginia Medical Center in a case stemming from birth injuries of their son. Asphyxiated at birth, the boy has cerebral palsy, brain damage and will never live independently.
- Parents who sued a hospital and a doctor after their child suffered brain damage due to birth injuries agree to accept an $11.5 million settlement.

We Are Here For You

Medical malpractice claims are highly technical. They involve not only extensive knowledge of the law but also of medicine.

At Alvin F. de Levie & Associates, we have a wide network of medical experts we routinely work with to analyze medical records and testify on our clients' behalf at trial. Over the years, we have helped many families secure the compensation they need to treat their child's life-long medical impairment.

Contact An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe your child's cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence, contact our firm. Call 844-777-2529 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are here to help you through this difficult time. Our offices are located in Philadelphia, State College, Clearfield, Bellefonte and Lock Haven.

  • The National Law Journal