Cerebral palsy is a complex condition that can have profound implications for a child’s future. It’s a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. It is estimated that 1 in every 345 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
While many factors could contribute to the development of cerebral palsy, birth injuries are one of the leading causes. These injuries can occur for various reasons, including oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery, premature birth, or severe jaundice left untreated after birth. Medical negligence, such as failure to monitor the baby’s heartbeat, improper use of birth-assisting tools, or delay in performing a necessary C-section, can also lead to birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy.
Symptoms and Long-term Effects
The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary widely from one child to another, but they generally involve problems with movement and coordination. These might include stiff or weak muscles, unsteady walking, tremors, and difficulty with fine motor tasks.
The long-term effects of cerebral palsy are equally diverse and depend on the severity of the condition. Some individuals with cerebral palsy may require lifelong care, while others may lead relatively independent lives with the right support and therapies. However, all individuals with cerebral palsy will face challenges that could impact their quality of life, including mobility, communication, and participation in everyday activities.
Seeking Justice and Compensation
You may be entitled to compensation if your child’s cerebral palsy has resulted from a birth injury due to medical negligence. This compensation can help cover the costs of ongoing medical treatment, therapies, assistive devices, and other necessities that can improve your child’s quality of life.
Beam Legal Team, LLC specializes in medical negligence cases, particularly those involving birth injuries. We understand these cases’ complexities and families’ challenges when their child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Our team is committed to helping you navigate the legal process, providing expert advice, and advocating for your rights with confidence and authority.
Don’t let the burden of medical bills and the uncertainty of your child’s future weigh you down. Contact Beam Legal Team, LLC today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options. Remember, justice is not just about compensation; it’s about ensuring a safer future for all children by holding those responsible accountable.