Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear at, or shortly after birth and affect mental capacity, movement, coordination, balance and/or posture. Although the symptoms affect the muscles, the disorder is caused by damage to the cerebrum the area of the brain that controls muscle tone.
Cerebral palsy can be an unavoidable birth defect or may develop as a result of an early infection. In some cases, however, cerebral palsy is a result of a preventable birth injury.
If you suspect your child has cerebral palsy, please contact an attorney at Lane & Lane, LLC today to discuss your options. If your child is the victim of medical malpractice, we will help you obtain financial compensation for a lifetime of living with the consequences of a medical mistake.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy can be subtle or profound. People with a severe form of the disease may be unable to walk or speak and may need assistance with even the simple activities of daily living. Those with mild CP may seem slightly uncoordinated, but otherwise unaffected. The mental capacities of people suffering CP may be severely impaired in some, or not affected at all in others.
There are several forms of cerebral palsy, with widely differing symptoms.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy can change over time, but they do not go away. There is no cure. If someone else’s negligence caused your child to suffer this devastating disability, we will hold them responsible. Please contact us today to arrange a free consultation.
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