Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Riverside, CA
Helping Families Throughout the Inland Empire
Cerebral palsy is a condition that often occurs at birth and results in effects on 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 effects.
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 on 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 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 a Riverside cerebral palsy 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 case review.
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