Every Hour an Infant Is Born with Cerebral Palsy, Making
It the Most Common Physical Disability in Childhood
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a
person’s ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. It can be caused when
doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals make medical mistakes during
an expectant mother’s pregnancy, labor or delivery.
There are four main types of cerebral palsy:
Cerebral palsy that involves symptoms of more than one type
is called mixed cerebral palsy.
Healthcare Provider Errors That Cause Cerebral Palsy
Healthcare provider errors that can result in cerebral palsy
generally fall under three categories:
Not every case of cerebral palsy is attributable to
healthcare provider errors, and it is important to rule out other causes such
as metabolic or genetic factors.
Prognosis for Child with Cerebral Palsy
The severity of cerebral palsy varies from case-to-case,
with patients requiring various levels of treatment and assistance.
Comprehensive treatment and early intervention services can significantly improve a
child’s life after diagnosis.
Treatment for cerebral palsy can include:
Some people with cerebral palsy will have difficulty
speaking, and others may have intellectual deficits. However, many patients
with cerebral palsy have normal intelligence.
Adaptive equipment and assistive technology can help better
a child’s quality of life by improving mobility, communications, the ability to
perform daily living activities and the ability to engage in the joys of
Trial Lawyers for Life’s Most Challenging Moments
The attorneys at Feldman Shepherd have a proven record of
achieving multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements throughout the U.S. on
behalf of children injured by medical mistakes that cause cerebral palsy and
other birth and neonatal injuries. We understand the importance of these cases
in providing for a child’s lifelong needs and developmental support and are
committed to providing compassionate, but resolute, legal representation that
addresses the unique concerns of each child and family.
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