Cerebral palsy affects about 500,000 people in the United States. It’s
also quite intricate and can range from mild to severe. It’s a disorder
that affects the brain and causes motor deficiency, including partial
or complete muscle paralysis. The damage usually happens before, during,
or shortly after birth and can affect the child for his or her lifetime.
If your child was injured by negligence during birth, don’t hesitate
to call our skilled San Jose
birth injury attorneys. We understand this may be an incredibly stressful time for you and your
family. Brain injuries can cause severe issues throughout a person’s
lifetime, and you might need help paying for your child’s medical
bills. If a medical professional caused your baby’s injuries, he
or she deserves to be held accountable.
Get your case started by calling us at (888) 387-4053 or
filling out our online form today.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
This condition is marked by spastic movements, as a person with cerebral
palsy has a lack of muscle control. Additionally, muscle tone can vary
between floppy and stiff, which could result in the use of some muscles
over others. Cerebral palsy can also lead to missing developmental milestones
and/ or intellectual disabilities. Coordination and control of the body
may be limited, and some might experience difficulties with communications
because of spastic muscle movements in the facial region. In severe cases,
cerebral palsy can also affect breathing, eating, swallowing, and closing
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Doctors aren’t entirely clear on how exactly an infant can develop
cerebral palsy. Some scientists theorize it could be a maternal infection
before delivery, while others believe brain injuries sustained as an infant
could develop into cerebral palsy. It could also be a side effect if a
child has been deprived of oxygen for too long, dropped, pulled out forcefully,
endured a long labor, or had an instrument related injury. Many types
of birth-related malpractice injuries can be enough to cause brain damage,
which could then develop into cerebral palsy.
Children who develop cerebral palsy will continue to need medical services
and care likely through adulthood. It is a lifetime condition, and there
is currently no cure for it. Some people can rely on orthopedic surgery
and occupational therapy to help with daily living skills, and doctors
may even prescribe medication to help with the disabilities. This lifetime
of care will be expensive, however. If your child’s cerebral palsy
was caused by the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional,
he or she should pay for the cost of all future medical bills, rehabilitative
care, and medication your child will need as the result of his or her actions.
Contact Our Firm Today
Habbas & Associates is a firm with a long history of helping the victims of
personal injury recover compensation for their injuries. We have more than 175 years of
combined legal experience to put to work on your case. Let us take a look
at your situation and offer an effective strategy for your case. We have
recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our past clients. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.
Contact us at (888) 387-4053 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case
consultation with us today.