National Law Firm for Arnold Chiari Malformation Birth Defect
Birth Defect Attorneys for Arnold Chiari Malformation
Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald has over a hundred settlements and jury verdicts over one million dollars. The firm’s largest verdict in a birth defect / brain injury case was for $94,812,240. In that case an infant’s brain damage and cerebral palsy was due to failure to delay premature birth or administer medication to enhance fetal lung development.
For over 30 years, the law firm of Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald has been committed to fighting for children with brain damage. Injury to the immature brain, both before and after birth, can result in Arnold Chiari malformation. Current medical research supports the following:
- Arnold Chiari malformation can be caused by environmental toxins such as lead paint in apartment buildings built before 1978.
- Arnold Chiari malformation can be caused by medical malpractice, including failure to diagnose, inadequate care, etc. – whatever applies to this key phrase.
If you retain Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald to represent your child in an Arnold Chiari malformation lawsuit, we will attempt to identify the cause of the injury to your child’s brain that resulted in an Arnold Chiari malformation. If the Arnold Chiari malformation could have been avoided, we will seek to recover compensation from those responsible.
For a free consultation about an Arnold Chiari malformation with an experienced birth injury litigation attorney at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, please call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm's online contact form.
What is an Arnold Chiari Malformation?
There are 4 types of Chiari malformation. A type II Chiari malformation is sometimes called an Arnold-Chiari malformation. With Arnold Chiar malformations, part of the back of the brain shifts downward through the bottom of the skull area.
- Arnold Chiari (type II Chiari) malformations are typically seen in infants who are born with spina bifida, a neurological condition that causes a portion of the spinal cord and the surrounding structures to develop outside, instead of inside, the body.
- Arnold Chiari ( type II Chiari) malformations can also be associated with a condition known as hydrocephalus, which is sometimes called water on the brain.
Long-Term Complications of an Arnold Chiari Malformation
The full extent of the problems associated with an Arnold Chiari malformation are usually not completely understood immediately at birth, but may be revealed as the child grows and develops. This underscores the need for a lawyer and Arnold Chiari malformation claim which seeks amounts for future medical expenses and future pain and suffering.
$31,575,000-Failure to properly monitor newborn's metabolic acidosis caused brain damage and cerebral palsy