Louisiana Cerebral Palsy Legal Help
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About 1500 preschool-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) every year. These children are often unable to walk, use their hands or talk like their peers due to this developmental condition. Cerebral palsy has many causes, and many times a doctor’s negligence may be to blame.
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Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain before, during, or immediately after birth, and is usually discovered a few months (or even years) later. This damage is most often caused by oxygen starvation, asphyxia, or other trauma during the birthing process. This damage or trauma to the brain during its development manifests itself in many ways, including difficulty moving about or communicating.
Symptoms of CP
There are numerous symptoms of cerebral palsy, with one of them being an inability to control muscle movements. The child may be observed as having stiff muscles which may lead to hand clenching as well as outstretched fingers and toes. Another form of cerebral palsy may show signs of muscle weakness, making it hard for a child to grasp things, hold on to handlebars and carry out simple day-to-day tasks. Children with cerebral palsy may also not be able to walk after a certain number of months, and they may have difficulty holding up their heads.
Medical Malpractice Plays a Major Role
Forceful delivery methods used by doctors and nurses such as using undue pressure via clamps or vacuum pumps can injure the baby’s delicate head and brain, killing off developing cells in an area of the brain connected to movement. In addition, a lack of oxygen caused by ruptured blood vessels or asphyxiation can also cause CP.
Cerebral palsy is a serious condition that has no cure. Braces, wheelchairs, ongoing physical therapy, computer-aided communication tools as well as adapting the child’s living environment to their special needs can make a big difference in the child’s life. All these interventions cost money, and we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay to take care of your loved one when someone else was responsible for their disability in the first place.
Get Cerebral Palsy Legal Help Today!
Contacting a Louisiana cerebral palsy lawyer can go a long way in ensuring that you get the justice and compensation your child needs. These cases are usually tried under medical malpractice law and can help you get a sizable settlement to help take care of your child’s special needs for the rest of their life. Please contact our expert medical malpractice attorneys about your Louisiana cerebral palsy case today at 1-855-833-3707 – or fill in the email form found on this page. We look forward to helping you.
More Information: Louisiana Cerebral Palsy Resources