Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a series of disorders that include brain damage limiting one’s ability to control and move one’s own body. Cerebral refers to the brain, as in Cerebellum. Palsy is an impairment of the body’s normal movement. Damaged neurons and motor areas in the brain may it difficult for people with CP to control their movement. CP is usually diagnosed within the first few years of life.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage, or another type of birth injury, you should find out why it happened. Often these birth injuries are caused because the child did not receive sufficient oxygen at some point during the pregnancy. In many cases, these injuries could have been prevented.
Cerebral Palsy is a permanent injury that affects the entire body. This birth injury can occur during pregnancy or during the delivery stage. Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy may include the following:
Medical Malpractice by doctors can cause Cerebral Palsy during the pregnancy, during labor and the birthing process, and immediately after birth.
Examples of mistakes may include:
Insufficient amounts of oxygen to the baby’s brain or traumatic injury to the baby’s head during labor and delivery can cause cerebral palsy. There are a number of factors that help to prove traumatic event occurred due to improper medical care:
Cerebral Palsy typically requires life long medical care, life care, and special devices to assist the patient. Wheel chairs, communication devices, in-home care, multi disciplinary medical attention, and vocational and educational training is often needed. Individuals with cerebal palsy may need a speech pathologist, pediatric neurologist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, and or a physical therapist.
If your son or daughter has Cerebral Palsy which was caused because of a doctor or hospital’s mistake, you may be entitled to compensation including: both past and future pain and suffering, past and future medical costs, and other life care expenses.
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