Mixed Cerebral Palsy

Mixed Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral palsy, a common birth injury characterized by brain damage and movement impairment, can take several different forms. Most generally, these include athetoid, spastic, and ataxic cerebral palsy, of which there can be different subforms. While each form of cerebral palsy can have a devastating impact on the lives of newborns and their families, mixed cerebral palsy can be even more challenging to deal with, as it is a combination of at least two or more different types of cerebral palsy.

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While mixed cerebral palsy is rare, affecting just 10% of all cerebral palsy patients, it can be exceedingly troublesome when it comes to medical treatment and a child’s ability to meet the demands of daily life, especially in severe cases. Because of this, it becomes critically important that families with a child who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of preventable medical negligence pursue the legal pathways to recover financial compensation for their damages.

At Beam Legal Team, our birth injury lawyers have extensive experience protecting the rights of clients whose lives have been changed by a cerebral palsy diagnosis, including mixed cerebral palsy. By leveraging our insight and our passion for improving the lives and futures of families, we have secured over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements against a range of negligent health care providers, and are readily available to help others who might find themselves facing these difficult issues.

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Understanding Mixed Cerebral Palsy

Mixed cerebral palsy can vary from case to case, and may involve a combination of any two or all three common forms of the disorder. These include:

  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy – As the most common form of cerebral palsy, spastic forms are characterized by stiff and tense muscles. It is caused by damages to the brain’s motor cortex during birth.
  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy – A type of dyskinetic cerebral palsy, this form of the disorder causes slow, involuntary movement beyond a person’s control. It results from damage to the basal ganglia of the brain.
  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy – Ataxic cerebral palsy affects a child’s balance, coordination, and depth perception and can result from brain damage to the cerebellum. It is less common than spastic or athetoid cerebral palsy.

The medical community has found that some forms of cerebral palsy are more likely to occur together than others when it comes to mixed cerebral palsy. For example, spastic and athetoid cerebral palsy are the most common combination for mixed forms of the disorder. When this is the case, a child can experience stiffness associated with spasticity, as well as slow, involuntary movements of athetoid cerebral palsy.

While some cases of mixed cerebral palsy may be more severe than others, all cases have the potential to cause complications in the lives of victims and their loved ones. The presence of two or more forms of the disorder can also complicate treatment. Other complications include increased risks of seizures, mental retardation, and neurological issues that can cause difficulties with speech, swallowing, communication, hearing, and vision.

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