Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Our Inland Empire Birth Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help
Cerebral palsy is a condition that often occurs at birth and results in
affects to the brain / nervous system of the affected child. It has been
described as a set of motor conditions affecting normal development. These
conditions are not progressive, but they can have serious affects.
Some resulting symptoms / effects of cerebral palsy may include—ranging
in severity from mild to extreme:
- Trouble walking / moving
- Speech difficulties
- Cognitive impairments
- Secondary musculoskeletal injuries / conditions
- Effects to sensory abilities and depth perception
There are numerous types of cerebral palsy, including:
- Spastic cerebral palsy
- Athetoid cerebral palsy
- Ataxic cerebral palsy
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
This condition is often brought on by a lack of oxygen occurring at the
birth, often due to a pinched umbilical cord during delivery, blocking
the flow of oxygen to the child’s brain. Another cause can be trauma
to the head during delivery.
Examples of causes of cerebral palsy include:
- Brain hemorrhages
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Birth asphyxia
- Viral encephalitis
- Breech birth
- Untreated severe jaundice
- An infection the mother suffered that went untreated, including meningitis
If Your Child Suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Consult a Birth Injury Lawyer.
Every child is precious, including children who have special needs. As
a parent, you understandably want your child to enjoy the best quality
of life. If a medical professional contributed to your child’s cerebral
palsy, you should speak with an attorney who focuses on
birth injuries as soon as possible.
You could be entitled to compensation as a result of medical malpractice,
resulting in the funds necessary to provide your child with a high standard
of medical care. There are treatments that can help a child who suffers
from cerebral palsy. Speak with an Inland Empire personal injury attorney
from our team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP about your case and your
options. Call our office today at (951) 435-8229 for a free review.