Cerebral Palsy: A Birth Injury With Lifelong Effects


Cerebral palsy is a disabling condition that affects muscle movement. It can cause imbalance and also affect a person's functional abilities. This can also affect the brain, the body's most complex organ.

If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a catastrophic birth injury due to negligence, it is important you are represented by an experienced lawyer. Michael H. Bereston has more than 20 years of experience helping clients throughout Maryland and the D.C. metro area in birth injury claims and other medical malpractice claims.

Advocating For Your Child

A birth injury such as cerebral palsy affects the child for his or her lifetime. A lifetime of dealing with a brain disorder can be costly and strenuous. You want to be certain that your child receives the best form of medical care and compensation through a properly funded life care plan so he or she can live life to the fullest.

In working with the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we undertake all the legal burdens of your birth injury case. You do not have to worry about getting documentation or getting medical records. You can focus on rehabilitation and your family's well-being. We use all available resources to make sure that our clients get the benefits and compensation they deserve.

Common Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury that can occur in utero, during birth or directly after birth. Common causes of cerebral palsy-causing brain injuries include:

  • Certain infections during pregnancy
  • Severe jaundice that is not properly treated
  • Oxygen deprivation during delivery caused by umbilical cord problems, placental eruptions, blocked airways that aren't cleared in a timely manner and birth canal problems
  • Head trauma during or after birth

Signs Your Infant Has Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not always easy to identify and diagnose. Below are common symptoms of cerebral palsy in infants:

  • Low muscle tone, muscle spasms or stiff limbs
  • A baby who is unable to hold his or her head upright while on his/her stomach
  • Poor posture
  • Poor muscle control and reflexes
  • Feeding difficulties
  • A baby who prefers using one side of his/her body
  • Other developmental delays

If you are worried your baby has cerebral palsy, ask your doctor for a General Movements Assessment to aid in a diagnosis.

Contact Attorney Michael H. Bereston, Today

Please contact attorney Michael H. Bereston to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your birth injury case. Call 410-793-4554 or send us an email online to book a meeting. Our firm is located in Annapolis, and we accept cases throughout Maryland and the D.C. metro area.