Ohio CP Injury Lawyer
Cerebral palsy can be defined very broadly and can result in a multitude of different symptoms of various degrees. The two major types of cerebral palsy are spastic and athetoid, and can result in various motor skill difficulties. Each type is caused through poor development by damage to a specific area of the brain that affects one's ability to control movement. They are defined as follows.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A disorder whereby the muscles are stiff and tight causing awkward movements and difficulty walking.
Athetoid (a/k/a Dyskinetic) Cerebral Palsy: A disorder whereby the muscles are loose leading to an inability to control manifesting itself with troubled posture and movement.
Cerebral palsy affects everyone differently. Numerous individuals display the symptoms of both spastic and athetoid cerebral palsy. Even mild cerebral palsy cases can require a lifetime of therapy to overcome.
Cerebral palsy can be caused by negligent neonatal care or doctor error during delivery, including:
- An injury to the child's head during delivery
- Failure to diagnose or treat certain diseases, including jaundice or rubella
- Rh incompatibility
Symptoms of cerebral palsy generally present within the first 3 years and may include:
- Developmental delays (e.g. rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking)
- Weak motor sills
- Poor reflexes
If your child is demonstrating any of these symptoms it is imperative that you immediately contact your pediatrician who can run a battery of tests to determine whether your child has cerebral palsy or another condition.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you suspect that it was the result of doctor error, please contact one of our experienced Cleveland Ohio Cerebral Palsy Attorneys today.
Our professional and knowledgeable Ohio CP injury lawyers will scrupulously review your claim to help you obtain the monetary support necessary to help secure your family's future and provide your child with the top medical care they deserve.