Cerebral Palsy is a type of birth injury caused by doctors and in some cases genetics. It is a combinations of disorders that can ultimately impact a child’s gait, muscle tone, motor skills, coordination and cognitive development. A child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will never recover nor will they lead a typical child’s life. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy is a life long ordeal that can cause you, your child and your entire family great stress on several levels such as emotional and financial. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a result of the birthing process you should immediately contact a skilled Birth Injury Lawyer.
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Cerebral Palsy is divided into 2 categories: congenital and acquired. Cerebral Palsy that is caused during the birthing process falls into the congenital category. It can be caused by trauma to the baby’s head during birth, improper use of forceps during delivery and a prolonged shortage of oxygen to the baby’s brain while being delivered.
There are 3 primary types of Cerebral Palsy, each with its own set of symptoms. Although it is important to know that each case is unique and your child may demonstrate symptoms for one or more Cerebral Palsy types. The types are:
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy – this type is distinguished by the child having problems regarding balance and depth perception
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy – with this type the child may suffer from involuntary muscle movements that they cannot control
Spastic Cerebral Palsy – this form exhibits extreme muscle rigidity, stiffness and muscle spasms
Many Cerebral Palsy cases are a direct result of substandard medical care. A birth injury will change your life and your child’s life forever financially , emotionally and psychologically. Your child may never be able to enjoy the same quality of life as other children. You may face insurmountable medical expenses and mental anguish. All of this may entitle you to benefits and compensation. Working with a skilled and experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney will ensure that you get all benefits and sources compensation you and your family are entitled to.
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