If your baby was diagnosed with non-spastic cerebral palsy and you want to hold the right person accountable for their ongoing care, you may want to get a lawyer on your side. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today to get connected with a birth injury lawyer in your state: 1-800-222-9529.
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Non-spastic Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits
Do you know what is involved in filing a medical malpractice claim? You will be required to prove you did not receive the standard of care to which you and your child were entitled. You will also be required to provide proof of negligence on the part of your physician or OBGYN. Proving liability and compiling the medical evidence you need is a difficult process.
Filing a lawsuit for the birth injury your baby suffered can involve a sea of paperwork and legal restrictions. You want the help of a lawyer to determine the full range of your economic and noneconomic recovery options. An attorney can also help you understand what the recoverable damages might be in your case.
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at 1-800-222-9529 to get connected to a lawyer near you. An attorney can help you navigate the timelines and legal benchmarks of filing a non-spastic cerebral palsy lawsuit. Your child is entitled to the best care. A medical malpractice lawsuit can help you provide it for them.
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Non-spastic Cerebral Palsy Types
There are two types of non-spastic cerebral palsy:
- Dyskinetic cerebral palsy is identified by an infant’s irregular muscle tone. Muscles are characterized by either stiffness or limp muscle movement. Children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy will exhibit abnormal body movements, jerky movements, and extremely slow movements. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy includes athetoid, choreoathetoid, and dystonic cerebral palsies.
- Ataxic cerebral palsy is characterized by the infant’s inability to control their body resulting in almost constant abnormal movement. It can cause the child to favor one hand over the other or to experience problems moving.
Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy Causes
Non-spastic cerebral palsy is a result of brain damage or improper development of the brain. This damage or improper development affects the ability to control muscle movement.
Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Non-spastic cerebral palsy exhibits a distinctive set of symptoms. Those symptoms might include:
- Difficulty walking
- Hand and arm tremors
- Delayed fine motor skills
- Impaired eye movements
- Hearing and vision problems
- Difficulty with coordination
Non-spastic Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis And Treatment
A diagnosis of non-spastic cerebral palsy is made by conducting a full medical examination, observing a child’s fine and gross motor skills, observing their muscle tone, and performing cognitive and neurological exams.
Treatment for non-spastic cerebral palsy may include patient assessment, physical therapy, and muscle strengthening and toning exercises. Children with this disability may also benefit from occupational therapy, and prescription medication to provide pain relief and alleviate excessive drooling and shaky muscles.
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Non-spastic Cerebral Palsy Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know If My Baby Has Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
If you suspect your child received a birth injury which resulted in non-spastic cerebral palsy, pay attention to symptoms like jerky body movements, floppy limbs, and stiff muscles. If you notice these symptoms, contact a doctor for a comprehensive exam and diagnosis.
Can Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy Be Fatal?
There is no known cure for non-spastic cerebral palsy. The disorder is non-fatal and the prognosis with the right blend of treatment and therapy is good. Many children with non-spastic cerebral palsy live a full life with little impact on intelligence and the ability to learn.
Who Is Liable For Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
An attorney can help you determine legal liability for your child’s birth injuries. A diagnosis of non-spastic cerebral palsy may lead to a liability claim against the OBGYN and supportive medical staff who played a role in your prenatal care and delivery. The hospital where your baby was delivered may also have some responsibility if the required standard of care was not met in your case.
What Is The Statute of Limitations For Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
To encourage timely legal action, your state places parameters on the time you have to file a non-spastic cerebral palsy lawsuit. The statute of limitations and statute of repose depend on your state. Because it varies so greatly depending on where you live, you may want the help of a lawyer to define and comply with the timelines established by your state.
You might also be eligible to stop the clock on the statute of limitations until your child turns eighteen. This is what the law calls tolling for minors. Your birth injury lawsuit could also be impacted by the statute of repose which could limit your lawsuit based on your actions and other factors.
An attorney can help you avoid limiting your lawsuit or missing the opportunity to file a suit at all. Do not put your lawsuit in jeopardy. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at 1-800-222-9529 to connect with a lawyer who understands the importance of the timelines in your state.
Non-spastic Cerebral Palsy Glossary Terms
- What Is Dyskinesia?
Dyskinesia is an uncontrollable movement that is a symptom of non-spastic cerebral palsy.
- What Are Fine Motor Skills?
Fine motor skills involve using small muscles to perform specific movements. These movements can include grasping small objects, writing, buttoning clothing, and using eating utensils.
- What Is Ataxia?
Ataxia is the lack of muscle control and coordination that can lead to difficulty speaking and swallowing. Ataxia can result from brain damage, stroke, or cerebral palsy.
Get Connected With a Birth Injury Lawyer in Your State Today
The Birth Injury Lawyers Groups will connect you with a birth injury attorney in your state who can discuss your legal options, help you determine what to do next, and help you hold the right people responsible for your baby’s diagnosis. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at 1-800-222-9529.