Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that affects muscle control and movement. It is caused by damage to the brain, which in turn may have been caused by a birthing injury that denied oxygen to the brain for a prolonged period of time.
Not every case of cerebral palsy is caused by medical malpractice or doctor negligence. In some cases, a child is born with cerebral palsy even though there was no physician negligence during the birthing process. Also, it may be several days or weeks before symptoms begin to show.
If your child has cerebral palsy, you owe it to yourself and your child to investigate the cause of the cerebral palsy. If fault does lie with a hospital, doctor or medical professional, then you deserve to receive fair and just compensation to help you with the present and future costs of care and rehabilitation.
Located in Dallas, Texas, and assisting the parents of children with cerebral palsy across the United States, the attorneys at the Rasansky Law Firm can evaluate your claim and help obtain the compensation you and your family deserve.
Types of Cerebral Palsy
- Spastic diplegia – a form of cerebral palsy where both the arms and legs have abnormal stiffness; approximately 70% of people with cerebral palsy suffer from weak muscles associated with spastic diplegia.
- Ataaxic cerebral palsy – a form of cerebral palsy characterized by shakiness, poor balance and an unsteady gait; approximately 10% of people with cerebral palsy suffer from involuntary muscle movement and poor coordination associated with ataxic cerebral palsy.
- Athetoid cerebral palsy – a form of cerebral palsy that typically affects the whole body and is characterized by fluctuations in muscle tone between being too tight and too loose; approximately 20% of people with cerebral palsy suffer from slow muscle movement and involuntary muscle movement associated with athetoid cerebral palsy.
- Mixed forms of cerebral palsy – in many cases, people suffer more than one type of cerebral palsy.
Contact a Dedicated Cerebral Palsy Law Firm
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