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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a condition in which the child experences chronic impairment and control of bodily movement. Children with cerebral palsy may also have congnitive or intellectual imparment, seizures or vision problems. Cerebral palsy results from injury or damage to the brain. The brain damage is permanent. There is currently no cure. Researchers are developing treatment methods for management of symptoms and enhancment of quality of life for children with cerebral palsy.  

The brain injury that results in cerebral palsy may be caused by lack of oxygen (hypoxia and ischemia); traumatic injury; infection; or prematurity.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

There are four main types of Cerebral Palsy:


Does Your Child Have Cerebral Palsy?

If cerebral palsy has affected your child and you believe it is the result of medical malpractice, you should consult with an attorney to learn more about your child's legal rights.

If, at the time of birth, the doctor and nurses were aware of impending complications and did not take the necessary steps to prevent your child from suffering a brain injury, you and your child may be entitled to recover damages from those responsible for your child’s permanent brain injury.

When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights and the legal rights of the child.  We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights.  Consultations are free – there is no obligation to call and talk with one of our attorneys.  Contact Us if we can help you.

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