Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects body movement and posture. It is caused by brain damage that occurs either before, during or immediately after birth. CP can be caused by genetic, environmental factors as well as prematurity. However, because hypoxia (lack of oxygen) to the baby’s brain during labor and delivery is a known cause of cerebral palsy it is important for the doctors and nurses to identify the signs on the fetal monitor and timely intervene to help the baby.
The type and timing of the injury to the brain determines the severity of cerebral palsy. Some children are mildly affected while others may be completely unable to move and require assistance to eat and even breathe.
Cerebral palsy can cause the following movement disorders:
- Spasticity (stiff muscles), which is referred to as spastic cerebral palsy
- Dyskinesia (uncontrollable movements), referred to as dyskinetic cerebral palsy
- Ataxia (poor balance and coordination), referred to as ataxic cerebral palsy
- A combination of movement disorders, referred to as mixed cerebral palsy
Signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy may take months or even years to become apparent. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is important to answer the question: could this have been prevented? Cerebral palsy attorney Michael H. Bereston can talk to you about the circumstances surrounding your pregnancy, labor and your child’s birth and review medical records to determine whether malpractice may have been involved. Working with top-notch medical experts, he and our team can work to expose wrongdoing and help you pursue much-needed financial compensation.
To learn more, call (410) 220-6581. Your consultation is free! We serve clients across Maryland and throughout the country from our offices in Annapolis.
Recovering Fair Compensation After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis
A cerebral palsy diagnosis means that your child will lead a far different life than the one you had envisioned. This does not mean, however, that all of his or her opportunities should be limited. With the right care, therapy, and assistance, your child can lead a more fulfilling and stable life. The financial compensation awarded in a birth injury lawsuit can help ensure you can provide for all of your child’s needs.
As an experienced cerebral palsy lawyer, Michael Bereston knows what it takes to seek justice in birth injury cases involving this serious condition. For more than 30 years Mr. Bereston has been practicing law and using his trial experience to help disabled children and families recover the complete compensation they need – and deserve.
Find out more about recovering fair financial compensation to help your child face a brighter future. Call (410) 220-6581 for your free case evaluation. Our cerebral palsy attorney practices in Maryland and across the U.S.