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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury Attorneys Serving Families in New Hampshire

At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we have spent decades fighting for the rights of parents and their children in the aftermath of major medical mistakes during labor and delivery. So much can go wrong when doctors fail to adhere to safety protocol and keep the patient’s best interests in mind, especially during the complex and high-risk process of child birth. Our New Hampshire birth injury lawyers are here to stick up for you when your doctor’s irresponsibility causes your child to develop serious birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is an incurable, typically lifelong condition that affects muscle strength and coordination. It is characterized by exaggerated reflexes, lack of muscle tone, and inability to perform normal movements or maintain upright posture.

Children who are born with cerebral palsy often require expensive and ongoing medical treatment, such as:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Muscle-relaxing medication
  • Sedative medications
  • Gastronomic assistance
  • Visits with pediatric neurologists
  • Speech therapy

How Does Cerebral Palsy Happen?

Cerebral palsy can happen during pregnancy or at the point of birth. It is typically the result of a traumatic brain injury, which can occur for a number of reasons, including:

  • Maternal infection
  • Asphyxiation/suffocation
  • Infant meningitis
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Failure to appropriately treat severe jaundice

Cerebral palsy can also happen when doctors are guilty of any of the following:

  • Failure to closely monitor the mother and child during birth and pay close attention to their vital signs
  • Failure to detect maternal infections at any point during pregnancy
  • Performing a C-section without meeting all safety requirements
  • Improperly using extractive delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuums
  • Failure to notice and act quickly when a child is being suffocated by the umbilical cord
  • Failure to respond appropriately when the mother or child demonstrate an unhealthy change in blood pressure or heart rate

How Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Help?

At Abramson, Brown & Dugan, we understand that no legal victory can undo what has happened to your child. However, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to afford surgeries and treatments that can vastly improve your child’s quality of life and ensure your family does not experience any undue financial hardship as a result. Our New Hampshire birth injury attorneys are proud to serve parents and families like yours, and we are prepared to provide compassionate, effective legal representation for you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

Allow us to come alongside you and help you make things right. Call (603) 323-4622 today to speak to a member of our team or send us an emailto get started.

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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Hear From Our Clients

  • Abramson, Brown & Dugan "Should be given an A rating"

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  • Abramson, Brown & Dugan "I’ve recommended them and will continue to recommend them to others who’ve suffered as a result of medical malpractice."

    - Lisa M.

  • Abramson, Brown & Dugan "Kevin kept in touch with me, giving me updates every step of the way. He really cares. Even when we resolved the case, Kevin told me to keep in touch with him. If you can have a wonderful experience in a lawyer’s office, we had it!"

    - Norman J.

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