Apert Syndrome Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Representing Victims and their Families in New York, New Jersey, and across the United States
The skull is composed of seven bones, or bony plates, that are loosely connected while the brain develops and expands. These seven bones typically fuse at the age of two, when the brain has adequately developed and the sutures that hinge the skull bones together close. In certain conditions, such as Apert syndrome and other forms of craniosynostosis, the skull bones fuse prematurely, compromising brain development and leading to cranial deformaties and other complications. Apert syndrome is a rare genetic condition that primarily affects the growth and development of the brain and skull; however, the condition can also lead to deformaties in the face, hands, and feet. If a child is born with Apert syndrome, immediate diagnosis and treatment is essential, as cutting-edge treatments are available to correct components of this condition and can provide your child with the best possible quality of life. Failure to diagnose and treat Apert syndrome can cause severe harm to a child. If medical negligence contributes to your child’s suffering, you can hold these medical professionals accountable through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At Fronzuto Law Group, our seasoned medical malpractice attorneys represent children and families across the U.S. who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals. With particular knowledge and experience in the realm of pediatric malpractice, our recent successes include multiple seven figure verdicts on behalf of children who have suffered from craniosynostosis, plagiocephaly, and other cranial deformaties In fact, our firm’s founder, Ernest P. Fronzuto, is a respected legal authority on complex pediatric malpractice cases and is called upon as a resource in these cases nationwide. Our firm’s philosophy is driven by a commitment to provide the utmost attention to each and every client. By limiting the number of cases that we take on, we are able to develop a thorough understanding of both the medical and legal nuances of each case. To discuss your child’s case with a member of our knowledgeable legal team, please schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 973-435-4551 or toll free at 888-409-0816. You may also contact our law firm online.
“Ernie is a gifted litigator who made our family feel comfortable and safe. He protected us every step of the way. Our case was long and complicated and not only did Ernie learn about this rare condition, he became an expert!” – Former Client
Apert Syndrome: The Basics
Apert syndrome is rare condition caused by a genetic mutation. The incidence of Apert syndrome is low, as it occurs in 1 birth out of every 65,000 to 88,000. In addition to the cranial deformations described above, the condition can manifest in a variety of symptoms, including:
- Development delays
- Facial deformities
- Sunken eye sockets and bulging eyes
- Fused or webbed fingers and toes
- Short stature
- Hearing loss or deafness
- Frequent ear infections
- Cleft palate
Apert Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment
Typically, the physical symptoms of Apert syndrome serve as the primary indication of the condition, after which a genetic test can be used to confirm the diagnosis. Once your child is diagnosed with Apert syndrome, his or her doctor should develop a treatment plan or refer you to a specialist. A proactive approach to treatment is critical during the early stages to ensure the best outcomes. One or several surgeries can be used to detach the skull bones or to prevent them from completely closing. This will allow for continued brain development and relieve the intercranial pressure caused by Apert syndrome and other forms of craniosynostosis. Corrective surgeries can also involve cranial remodeling to correct the abnormal shape of the skull. Failure to appropriately identify and treat Apert Syndrome can lead to devastating consequences and may provide grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact our New York Apert Syndrome Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation
If your child suffers from Apert Syndrome, craniosynostosis, plagiocephaly, or another cranial deformity, contact Fronzuto Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation about your potential claim: 973-435-4551 (toll free at 888-409-0816). We review cases across the United States.
Apert Syndrome Resources
- A Guide to Understanding Apert Syndrome, from the Children’s Craniofacial Association
- U.S. National Library Medicine: Apert Syndrome
- Web MD: Apert Syndrome: Prognosis, Symptoms, Treatments, and More