The Occurrence of Cerebral Palsy in U.S. Hospitals

As disturbing as it may be for us to ponder, we sometimes find ourselves subject to medical malpractices. Because human error is still as much a part of our reality as ever, cases of birth injuries and other medical misfortunes plague us to this day. According to a statistic from the United Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit devoted to the birth injury, over 764,000 U.S. children and adults suffer from this condition. Moreover, as many as 8,000 babies are born each year with a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

The Symptoms of the Condition

Although symptoms may not be readily apparent, cerebral palsy is as plain and recognizable to our cerebral palsy lawyers as it is to any medical doctor. The most ubiquitous form of cerebral palsy is classified as a “Spastic” disorder—identified by its characteristic contraction of muscles and reduced motor function in victims. As a direct result of these spastic muscular contractions, children with cerebral palsy may also experience difficulty swallowing, a chronic impediment in their speech, an abnormal range of sensations and visual or auditory perceptions, a respiratory problem, and scholastic disabilities.  

The Primary Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Today in the United States, our top lawyers consult with birth injury victims whose cases vary as much as their health and circumstances do. Our professional years within pediatrics, obstetrics, radiology, and neurology allow us to pinpoint the exact causes of cerebral palsy in each case we encounter.

In some cases, a head trauma during delivery can cause the onset of the condition. In others, a surgical intervention, like a caesarian section, may exert too much pressure on the baby’s head or neck. Any head trauma at this crucial stage is likely to restrict or stop oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain.

The Proper Response to Cerebral Palsy

If you or any of our lawyers suspect that your baby may be suffering from cerebral palsy, we will order all the medical tests required to confirm this. After a CT scan, MRI, and ultrasonography, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy will be clear to any medical expert. Once we have compiled sufficient evidence, our firm will move ahead in the legal process, fighting on you and your family’s behalf. To learn more about how we can help with your cerebral palsy claim, please browse our site.

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