The group of movement disorders collectively known as cerebral palsy is
the result of brain injuries or brain malformations that may occur before,
during, or after birth. When a child is diagnosed with birth injuries
like cerebral palsy, the parents’ priorities are typically to figure
out why this occurred and how they can help their child. Determining the
underlying cause is particularly important because of the possibility
of medical malpractice.
Brain damage and the resultant disorders may be caused by the disruption
of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This causes the death of brain cells.
For example, periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is damage to the white
matter of the brain. When PVL occurs, there is a disruption in the transmission
of signals to the muscles from the brain, causing movement problems and
child was diagnosed with a birth injury and you’re looking for a lawyer near Long Island, New York, you
can call the law office of Pegalis & Erickson, LLC at (516) 858-2194.
A birth injury lawyer will help you explore your legal rights and options.