Cerebral palsy is the leading cause of disability in children, affecting around a half million children in the United States. Nearly 10,000 children are diagnosed with this devastating disability every single year, changing their lives, and the lives of their parents and family, forever.
Cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to the child, either while it was still in development or during childbirth. Sometimes the diagnosis of it can be delayed, but the majority of children receive their diagnosis while they are still an infant. In some cases, however, it’s not caught until they are toddler aged. Indications that a child may have cerebral palsy can include:
- Uneven muscle tone (either rigid or loose)
- Ataxia (poor muscle coordination)
- Shaking or tremors
- Problems with motor control (unable to pick things up, for instance)
- Inability to suck or eat
- Nonstop drooling (excessively)
- Intellectual delays
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, you need to understand that you are not to blame. In fact, the medical team who were responsible for your care while you were pregnant or delivering your son or daughter are often the cause of your child’s disability. In many cases, cerebral palsy can be prevented, which makes this disability all the more heartbreaking.
You expect a certain standard of care when you see your doctor, and when they fail you, both you and your child are permanently affected by their negligence. Some common causes of cerebral palsy can include:
- Anoxia and hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
- Hydrocephalus (“water on the brain”)
- Aspiration of meconium
- Forceps or vacuum extractors
Raising a child with cerebral palsy can be a challenge, but there are so many loving parents who are doing everything they can to help take care of their precious child. Over your child’s lifetime, you’ll incur an extra $1,000,000 in expenses to raise them, and medical costs for them tend to be 10 times higher than those children who do not have cerebral palsy.
I can help you get the financial restitution to help you provide for your child. Please give me a call today at 1 (800) 556-4769 for your free initial consultation. I’ve represented the greater Northeastern Ohio area for nearly 40 years, and I’m now ready to serve you. I’m not afraid to take on the hospital or medical group that harmed your child; I take on Big Cases with Big Results.
I don’t want you to feel alone during this challenging time, which is why you’ll be given my personal cell phone number. Feel free to reach out to me anytime, 24/7. I will absolutely answer. I also know your day is packed with medical appointments and other concerns, so I’ll come to you to discuss your case.
If your child has cerebral palsy due to the negligence of your doctor, I’ll fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®