Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that often develops during the first few years of a child’s life. It impacts the child’s ability to coordinate body movements. Children suffering from cerebral palsy often have muscles that are either weak and floppy or rigid and stiff.
While there is no cure for this condition, symptoms can be improved by getting the proper therapy.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is generally caused by complications occurring before the baby is born. While it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the condition, some possible causes may include:
- Mother’s illness during pregnancy
- Oxygen deprivation during birth
- Premature birth
- Illness to infant during first few months of life
- Improper brain development in womb
Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often caused by a medical error by a healthcare professional, such as:
- Improper use of vacuum or forceps extraction
- Prescribing the wrong medication during pregnancy
- Failure to treat jaundice in a timely manner
- Failure to respond to fetal distress in a timely manner
- Failure to respond to the child’s oxygen deprivation
If your child’s cerebral palsy was the result of negligent medical care, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Georgia attorney Laurie Robbins can review the details of your child’s injury to help you determine if you have a claim.
Cerebral palsy can result in a variety of neurological conditions ranging from mild to very severe. Often, these issues do not arise until the child’s nervous system matures. Some of the most common conditions affecting children with cerebral palsy include:
- Hearing loss
- Paralysis or limited motor skills
- Speech impairment
- Skeletal deformities
Our Cerebral Palsy Attorney Can Help
If your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of a medical error, Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer Laurie Robbins can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Attorney Robbins has handled many cerebral palsy claims, and we have the experience needed to help you make sure the past and future medical expenses associated with your child’s birth injury will be covered.
Over the last 30 years, Robbins Law, PC has built a reputation for providing personal injury victims in the Atlanta area with high quality, aggressive legal representation. We have helped thousands of individuals receive the compensation they deserve, and we have the experience needed to pursue your claim to its completion through litigation if necessary.