According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. 2–3 out of every 1,000 children born will be affected by Cerebral Palsy. These innocent children are often the victims of negligent medical care that led to their condition. If your child has been the innocent victim of a birth injury, you need experienced cerebral palsy lawyers to protect his or her rights.
Cerebral palsy affects muscle control, coordination, and tone, as well as a child’s reflex, posture and balance, and fine and gross motor skills. Each child and cause is unique, due to contributing factors such as the type and timing of the injury. In general, there are four types of brain injury that results in the brain damage and motor impairment of cerebral palsy:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain or asphyxia
- Damage to the white matter tissue in the brain
- Brain hemorrhage
- Brain malformation or abnormal brain development
Phoenix Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
When we investigate a Cerebral Palsy case, we analyze the MRI and CT studies that have been performed on your child. Determining the type of brain injury is often the first step to discovering what could have been done to prevent the injury in the first place. If the negligent conduct of a doctor, hospital, or nurse was a cause of your child’s condition, then we can hold them accountable for their actions.
What are the symptoms most commonly associated with Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is not always evident immediately after birth. Recognizing the most common signs and symptoms of the condition is very important to obtaining the care and legal help necessary for your child. These common signs and symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty with vision and hearing
- Muscle tone abnormalities
- Lack of muscle coordination
- Slow, thrashing movements
- Delays in reaching certain milestones
- Excessive drooling
- Delays in speech development
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty with fine motor skills, such as picking up a small object
At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., we only take the most serious birth trauma cases that were caused by medical mistakes. We will meet with you and your family to understand your needs and to answer your questions. We will then thoroughly review all of the medical records with our in-office nurse. Once we have determined that medical error caused your child’s problem, we will send the records to an expert at one of the top institutions in the country. We then work with the expert to determine how, exactly, the injury occurred, and what could have been done to prevent it. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, please do not delay in contacting us for a free consultation. Our experienced, dedicated attorneys will work hard to ensure your child is properly taken care of for the rest of his or her life.