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When cerebral palsy occurs after a birth injury, hiring a lawyer to investigate may be a step in the right direction. Cerebral palsy is an extremely difficult condition to deal with because there is still so much unknown about its origins. Most cerebral palsy happens during pregnancy or birth, although there is a small probability of it happening after birth but before the age of three. Sometimes, when a child is not delivered properly, a birth injury can occur because of a lack of injury to the brain, which can result in cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a term that covers a large group conditions that affect movement and cause physical disability in individual development. Cerebral palsy conditions are non-progressive, meaning the condition cannot get worse or travel to other parts of the body, and non-contagious, meaning that other people cannot contract the condition in any way.
Cerebral palsy is caused by injury to the centers of the brain that control movement, while the brain is developing. Because cerebral palsy occurs during brain development, it most commonly occurs at some stage in pregnancy, during the child’s birth, or before the child reaches age three. Cerebral palsy can result in the limitation of movement or posture and often also results in vision-based problems, communication problems, cognitive impairment, and occasional epilepsy.
There is not yet a cure for cerebral palsy, however, there is a wide range of treatment available such as specialized equipment, therapy, and in some cases surgery can help. Babies and toddlers who are exposed to lead and get lead poisoning, and babies and toddlers who experience malnutrition, bacterial meningitis, not being properly restrained in a car during a car accident, and brain damage caused by shaking are all factors which may lead to cerebral palsy.
If the newest member of your family has recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and you want to investigate whether someone is to blame for it during the birth process, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys at Cohen & Cohen immediately. During an evaluation, the attorneys at Cohen & Cohen can tell you if you have a case and how much compensation you may be entitled. Cerebral palsy is a life altering, physically debilitating condition that will require intensive therapy and medical treatment for the rest of your child’s life. Having a child with cerebral palsy can be very costly. If another person’s negligent or harmful action is to blame for your child’s cerebral palsy condition, your family may be qualified for financial compensation to assist with your child’s medical bills and suffering.
If your family member was recently diagnosed with a cerebral palsy condition, you don’t have to deal with it alone. The birth injury attorneys and cerebral palsy attorneys at Cohen & Cohen are here to help. Don’t wait another minute to call for your evaluation! Some people fear that lawsuits are time consuming and monetarily wasteful. At Cohen & Cohen, the cerebral palsy attorneys care about making sure you gain the financial compensation you need and deserve. Because they take your case personally, you can trust that they will carry out your lawsuit in a professional, cost effective, and timely manor.