Does your child have difficulty controlling their arms or head? Has he or she exhibited slow or delayed mental development? Answering ‘yes’ to either of these questions may indicate that your child suffered nerve damage or a brain injury. You may want to have them evaluated by a doctor for these conditions.
A common cause of such symptoms is cerebral palsy, which is a collection of disorders that affect an individual’s ability to move. Cerebral palsy is associated with impaired mental and physical growth, poor motor skills, and poor muscle tone.
Because cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage, it can have permanent symptoms. Depending on the extent and severity of the disorder, the patient may be able to overcome some of his or her symptoms with proper care and therapy, while others may lead to long-term complications.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group may be able to help you in the aftermath of receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis. We represent Winston-Salem families in medical malpractice lawsuits. If negligent medical care caused your child’s cerebral palsy, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call us at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation with a Winston-Salem cerebral palsy lawyer.
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Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy can develop with events that occur before, during, or after birth that damage or injure a baby’s developing brain.
These events or risk factors may include:
- Premature birth, usually classified as birth at less than 37 weeks
- When a baby is smaller than he or she should be based on his or her gestational age
- Problems with blood clotting
- Viral or bacterial infections
- A loss of oxygen during pregnancy or during the birthing process that causes damage to the brain
- Childbirth injury because of delivery issues, misuse of birthing tools, or inexperience on the part of the delivery team
These risk factors can contribute to the development of cerebral palsy as well as its associated symptoms, most of which impact muscle control, coordination, and muscle tone, as well as body movements, posture, and balance. People who suffer from cerebral palsy may also have impaired vision and hearing, and they may have issues learning and communicating.
Our legal team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group handles cerebral palsy medical negligence cases. Our work is focused on assisting families whose children have suffered birth injuries or disabilities because of medical negligence or malpractice.
We handle every client’s claims with compassion and empathy. Call us at (800) 222-9529 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a cerebral palsy attorney to discuss your legal options.
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Living with a Child’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
The first questions on the minds of parents who have been given the life-altering news that their child suffers from cerebral palsy are usually about how it was caused, how severe the diagnosis is, and what impact it is expected to have on the life of the child. Other questions that will undoubtedly come up include how to treat and manage the illness and what the costs of cerebral palsy treatment are.
As a critical first step, you must ascertain how your child’s cerebral palsy was caused. Diagnostic tests such as MRIs and CT scans can be viewed holistically in conjunction with your child’s medical history, lab tests, and the developmental milestones that your child has or should have achieved. This will help your child’s doctor develop a clearer understanding of the exact type of brain damage your child is likely to have.
From there, your doctor may try to determine the extent or severity of your child’s impairment based on further testing, as well as by monitoring his or her ability to perform certain physical actions. Finally, based on the results of all the above, cerebral palsy treatment, therapy, and rehabilitative plans can be designed to help your child reach his or her full potential.
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Performing tests, undergoing examinations, and obtaining the professional opinion of specialists and cerebral palsy experts can be very expensive.
If your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of the medical negligence of his or her doctor or care team either during prenatal care, delivery, soon after birth, or at any time during which the baby’s brain was still in development, you may have grounds to sue for medical malpractice compensation.
When you hire a Winston-Salem cerebral palsy lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group to represent you, we may be able to perform the following tasks:
- Determining if, when, and why there was a failure to diagnose or properly treat or address a pregnancy complication that led to brain damage
- Determining if there was a failure to properly monitor, identify, or address these complications
- Obtaining proof that the delivery team failed to detect signs of fetal distress that were the cause of brain damage during or after delivery
- Identifying medical errors such as errors in performing C-sections, delaying a diagnosis, misdiagnoses, medication errors, or improper dosages of labor-inducing drugs
- Identifying improper or unsafe use of assistive devices for birth and delivery, such as forceps or vacuum extractors
Our birth injury attorneys can help you determine whether or not your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence, identify the responsible party or parties, determine the value of your cerebral palsy medical negligence claim, file on your behalf, and represent you in court if the cerebral palsy case goes to trial.
If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Winston-Salem, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation with a member of our legal team.