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Cerebral Palsy Lawyers in New Hampshire

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Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle tone, movement, and/or posture. The condition is caused when a child’s not-fully-developed brain is damaged, either in utero or during labor or delivery. Inadequate oxygen or reduced blood flow to the brain are some of the most common causes of cerebral palsy, though infections, blood clotting, high maternal blood pressure, and other factors can also increase a child’s risk of developing the condition.

Sadly, medical malpractice and birth injuries are some of the most common causes of cerebral palsy. If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy was caused as a result of medical negligence, our firm can help. At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we have decades of experience handling all types of complex birth injury cases. Our New Hampshire cerebral palsy lawyers can help you fight for your child’s future.

We strive to hold negligent medical professionals and facilities accountable when their negligence causes serious harm. Call us at (603) 323-4622 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

Types of Medical Malpractice That Cause Cerebral Palsy

During labor and delivery, it is crucial that nurses, doctors, and other medical staff adhere to a reasonable standard of care. Mistakes or negligent actions can result in serious injuries to the newborn that may lead to cerebral palsy.

Examples of medical negligence that can cause cerebral palsy injuries include:

This list is not exhaustive; any act of medical negligence that results in lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain, cerebral hemorrhaging, fetal stroke, or similar complications can cause cerebral palsy.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

When making a diagnosis, medical professionals look for a few common symptoms of cerebral palsy, including:

  • Poor muscle control (too stiff or too “floppy”)
  • Lack of muscle coordination or poor head control
  • Tremors, involuntary movement, or exaggerated reflexes
  • Failure to reach motor skill/movement milestones
  • Difficulties sucking, eating, or swallowing
  • Difficulties walking or carrying out precise movements
  • Tendency to favor one side of the body
  • Speech development delays

Doctors may also look for the presence of slow, writhing movements or seizures as early indications that a child suffered a cerebral palsy injury.

In addition to life-long difficulties with ordinary actions such as walking, speaking, and standing, cerebral palsy can lead to other neurological disorders. Individuals with cerebral palsy may develop problems with vision or hearing, mental health disorders and intellectual disabilities, oral diseases, or urinary incontinence. They may also suffer from atypical pain perceptions.

Providing Assistance for Parents & Loved Ones

The costs associated with caring for a child or loved one with cerebral palsy can be steep—often surpassing $6 million over the course of a lifetime. Individuals with cerebral palsy typically require immediate and long-term treatment, pain management and medication, wheelchairs and ramps to move around their home, physical and occupational therapy, and continuous in-home care.

At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we strive to help families recover the full, fair compensation they are owed to assist with the cost of damages incurred as a result of medical negligence. Our New Hampshire cerebral palsy attorneys understand the complexities inherent in these types of cases. We provide compassionate, personalized guidance for our clients, coupled with aggressive representation both in and out of the courtroom. We have won more medical malpractice settlements and verdicts than any other firm in the state.

Contact our award-winning attorneys online or by phone at (603) 323-4622 to get started with a free case evaluation.

Our Team

  • Mark Abramson

    Mark Abramson Attorney

    Mark A. Abramson is an experienced New Hampshire birth injury attorney and a founder of Abramson, Brown & Dugan. He has devoted the past 40+ years to helping victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury rebuild their lives. At the firm, he regularly handles highly complex cases, including those involving birth injuries and wrongful death.

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  • Kevin Dugan

    Kevin Dugan Attorney

    Kevin F. Dugan is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice throughout the state. He became a founding member of Abramson, Brown & Dugan after relocating from Florida—where he completed his undergraduate and law degree—to New Hampshire.

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  • Holly Haines

    Holly Haines Attorney

    Holly B. Haines is a skilled New Hampshire birth injury attorney who has been with the firm since 2003. Prior to joining Abramson, Brown & Dugan, she served as a judicial law clerk at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court for three years.

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  • Jared Green

    Jared Green Attorney

    Jared R. Green is an experienced birth injury attorney in New Hampshire. He has been working with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 1992 when he was still in law school. Over the past 25+ years, he has helped injured victims and their families throughout the state, providing sound legal counsel and dedicated representation.

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  • Nick Abramson

    Nick Abramson Attorney

    Nick Abramson joined Abramson, Brown & Dugan in 2016 after spending four years as a federal criminal prosecutor. Now, with the firm, he focuses his practice on high-damage personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has handled a variety of complex matters, including failure to diagnose, medication errors, and wrongful births.

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  • Elie Maalouf

    Elie Maalouf Attorney

    Elie Maalouf is an associate attorney at Abramson, Brown & Dugan. As a skilled New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, he focuses on representing victims of medical negligence and severe personal injury throughout the state. He strives to provide each client with the compassionate, one-on-one attention they deserve and the aggressive advocacy they need.

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  • Eva Bleich

    Eva Bleich Attorney

    Eva Bleich has been with Abramson, Brown & Dugan since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a plaintiffs’ medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia for 20 years. In her time spent as a New Hampshire birth injury lawyer, Eva has helped numerous individuals and families navigate the medical malpractice litigation process.

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