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California Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy covers many disorders which have certain conditions in common. These include damage to the brain and problems with the nervous system at birth, which then affects both muscular movement and posture. When a child is born with cerebral palsy, the condition remains and is not treatable. Where damage to the brain occurred will determine what kind of cerebral palsy a person has. The three main categories of cerebral palsy are:

  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy - Characterized by involuntary or uncontrolled movements affecting speech, coordinated movement and the ability to reach or grasp. The child experiences difficulties in maintaining their posture while sitting or walking.
  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy - Manifests with tight muscles causing stiff and jerky movement. It can make holding or letting go of objects difficult and is the most common kind of cerebral palsy.
  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy - Poor coordination of movements, poor muscle tone along with problems in depth perception and balance.

It is the lack of blood flow and oxygen to the infant during delivery which then results in damage to the newborn's brain. In many instances, this condition could have been prevented if the symptoms had been diagnosed quickly or proper corrective actions, such as brain cooling, had been taken in time. A knowledgeable California birth injury lawyer strives to find out if the cause of your baby's cerebral palsy was medical malpractice and to assist in obtaining just compensation if this was the case.

Medical Malpractice Claims

At Bostwick and Peterson LLP, we are proud to let our record of success be your guide in deciding whether to utilize our services to help you and your family. There are medications and therapies designed to help people with cerebral palsy lead the best life possible and gain some measure of independence. We feel that you should not have to resolve all financial issues relating to the care of your child by yourself if the condition was brought about by another's negligence. We are dedicated to fighting for the legal rights of victims and have collected well over $500 million for our clients in pursuit of those rights.

When cerebral palsy has been caused by malpractice, contact a California cerebral palsy attorney for professional legal help.

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