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Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury

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Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to a group of disorders caused by damage to a developing brain that disrupts a child’s ability to control their muscles. The effects of CP vary, but common signs are difficulty with movement, balance, and posture. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 10,000 children are diagnosed with CP every year. Thousands of these cases are caused by brain damage from preventable medical errors or omissions taking place during pregnancy, birth, or shortly after.

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What are the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

CP is typically classified based on the movement disorder that is involved. The specific symptoms each experience depends on which area of the brain is affected by the damage. But a diagnosis for CP can be based on the following signs:

Many diagnosed with CP also suffer from related conditions, such as intellectual disability; seizures; problems with vision, hearing, or speech; changes in the spine (such as scoliosis); or joint problems (such as contractures). Markers of CP can vary significantly in children because of the various types of condition and levels of severity. In some cases, especially when the symptoms are mild, the injury may not be diagnosed right away. Parents often notice that something is wrong when a child has trouble reaching developmental milestones (i.e., rolling over, sitting, standing, walking, etc.).

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What is the cause of Cerebral Palsy?

CP is a neuromuscular disorder caused by damage to the areas of the brain responsible for muscle control and movement. There are several ways in which traumatic injuries and damage can lead to CP, including disrupted cell growth and development, cell death, and serious impact to the brain. Among them, the most preventable cause is medical malpractice, which accounts for a significant number of children diagnosed every year. Medical errors or omissions that result in CP can occur anytime before birth, at the time of birth, or up to the first years of a child’s life while the brain is still developing. Examples of medical failures that could lead to CP include:

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What to do if you suspect medical malpractice?

While there are several treatments and therapies available to help children with cerebral palsy, it can be devastating for families to process the emotional impact of a CP diagnosis, the financial effect, and what it will mean for their future. It may be difficult to determine whether or not your child’s CP resulted from medical malpractice, so speaking with an attorney can help to investigate the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, birth, and afterward. If your child has been recently diagnosed with CP, or you have reason to suspect that your child did not receive adequate medical care, an attorney can help you determine what protections may apply to you.

Florin|Roebig has the resources and experience gained from years of successfully representing those injured by medical malpractice to help you through this process with empathy, understanding, and care.

Since 2010, Florin|Roebig has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms in America” by “US News and World Report” and “Best Lawyers in America.” The Editorial Board of The National Law Journal named Florin|Roebig as one of only 50 plaintiff’s civil trial firms nationwide to its “Elite Trial Lawyers” list (2015).

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