Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that can affect the sensations, head control, walking, muscle tone, coordination, balance, muscle control and cognitive functioning of an individual.
Cerebral Palsy is the result of damage to specific areas of the brain that control these functions. There are various causes associated with cerebral palsy including hypoxia, hypoxemia, and uterine hyperstimulation, all of which occur during the birth process. The types of cerebral palsy may involve problems associated with balance and depth perception, involuntary movement, and muscle spasms or stiffness when the child is moving.
Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. Children with cerebral palsy can experience muscle tightness or spasms, involuntary movements, disturbance in their gait or mobility, abnormal sensation and perception, impairment of sight, hearing or speech, as well as seizures. It is a non-progressive disorder which means it does not worsen over time.
Cerebral palsy can be caused by medical errors committed before, during or immediately after the birth of a child. It may be caused by medical negligence resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain, birth trauma, delivery mistakes or failure to treat infection. There can often times be significant medical costs associated with these injuries. Therefore, it is important to retain a first-rate attorney to maximize the financial recovery when dealing with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Brachial Plexus injuries, as well as other injuries that can be caused during the birth process such as skull fractures, bleeding, spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as scarring.
Brachial Plexus is a series of nerves running from the spine through the neck and armpit into the arm. Brachial Plexus nerves can be damaged during birth if a baby's head and neck are twisted and can result in permanent, partial or complete paralysis of the arm. This is also known as Erb's palsy. A Brachial Plexus injury can result from medical malpractice or negligence by the healthcare provider during the birthing process. Dean Piermattei has experience in handling Brachial Plexus injury cases.
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