Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a general term for a group of permanent, non-progressive movement disorders that cause physical disability, mainly in the areas of body movement. There may also be problems with sensation, depth perception, and communication ability. Difficulty with cognition and epilepsy is found in about one-third of cases. There are a number of subtypes including a type characterized by spasticity, a type characterized by poor co-ordination, and types which feature both symptoms or neither.Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth, or after birth up to about age three.
Posts about Cerebral Palsy
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      How can I determine the potential value of a birth injury case? If you’re looking for a birth injury compensation calculator to give you an idea of what your case may be worth, I have bad news: these tools are completely useless. No computer algorithm can account for the variables involved in such a case.

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  • Dallas Premature Birth Injury Lawyer

    … is where our expertise comes in. We have nearly three decades’ worth of experience dealing with birth injury malpractice cases in Texas, so you can count on us to provide you with expert legal help, to handle your case on a no-win no-fee basis, and to seek every penny you and your family deserve. Please call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free…

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  • Fetal Bradycardia Birth Injuries

    … be difficult to bring in Texas due to tort reform measures, you will be hard-pressed to find another law firm in Texas with more experience handling birth injury cases. Fetal bradycardia frequently leads to brain damage in newborns, and can even lead to the development of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder. If your child suffered a birth injury due…

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  • Errors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    …Has your child suffered a birth injury due to an error in NICU? While some types of complications which occur in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) cannot be contributed to medical malpractice, errors and mistakes made by doctors and medical professionals may allow you and your family to recover compensation through a birth injury claim. Call…

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  • Fetal Acidosis Birth Injuries

    … in the amount of acid in the blood and a dangerous drop in pH levels, leading to serious brain injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or cerebral palsy. Fetal Acidosis in Newborn babies If you believe that your doctors or nurses failed in their duty to identify, detect, and/or treat your child’s birth injury, we invite you to call our…

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  • Nuchal Cord Birth Injury Lawyer

    …, and any disruption of blood or oxygen supply to the brain may lead to massive brain cell death, ending in neonatal encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, or severe brain damage at birth. A nuchal cord can also result in umbilical cord compression (flattening due to pressure) or knotting, potentially cutting off the baby’s supply of oxygen as well. Nuchal cords…

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  • C-Section Complications, Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice

    …, as such a delay can easily lead to permanent brain damage to the child. Doctors have the ability (and responsibility) to identify any potential medical problems which may necessitate a C-section. When a medical professional delays performing a necessary C-section, the consequences can be dire. Delays could result in lifelong conditions such as hypoxic ischemic…

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  • Birth Injuries Caused by Uterine Tachysystole

    …Did you develop tachysystole during labor, causing your child being born with cerebral palsy or another type of birth injury? The Dallas birth injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm may be able to help you and your family recover compensation. Call us at 1-877-405-4313 today to discuss the facts of your case, and your options moving forward…

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  • Uterine Rupture & Birth Injuries

    …Have you suffered serious complications or a birth injury due to a uterine rupture while at a Texas hospital? If your baby suffered a serious birth injury following a ruptured uterus, call our Dallas birth injury attorneys at 1-877-405-4313 for free information on how we can help for no out-of-pocket cost to you. The uterus is informally known…

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  • Birth Injury Statute of Limitations in Texas

    … of repose” on all medical malpractice cases. Since cerebral palsy cases are almost always caused by birth injuries (and birth injuries are considered medical malpractice), this means that the injured child is permitted to file a lawsuit against the doctor/hospital until the child turns 10 years of age. Another valid reason to extend the statute…

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  • Warning Signs of Infant Brain Damage at Birth

    … to stopping the development of disorders such as cerebral palsy. Infant brain damage can result from several different factors, but the most-common cause is the lack of oxygen to the brain (often referred to as perinatal hypoxia, intrapartum asphyxia, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) during delivery. Doctors are trained to monitor fetal distress…

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  • Kernicterus Birth Injury Lawyer

    …Hyperbilirubinemia in newborn babies can develop into kernicterus, which causes irreversible neurological damage. Did your child suffer from hyperbilirubinemia and/or kernicterus shortly after birth, leading to complications such as brain damage or cerebral palsy? Call our Dallas birth injury attorneys at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation…

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  • Birth Injury Statistics in America

    … and require a lifetime of assistance. The most-common types of birth injuries are: Brain Damage Hypoxia or Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Cerebral Palsy Erb’s Palsy Klumpke’s Palsy Shoulder Dystocia Paralysis or Damage to the Spinal Cord Infant Torticollis (trauma to the neck muscles). Ptosis (droopy eyelids). Broken Bones…

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  • Dallas Pitocin® Birth Injury Lawyers

    … as the mother’s body tries to get its systems back in equilibrium. This can lead to a weak fetal heart rate which can then jeopardize the functioning of various organs in the unborn baby, and may lead to the development of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and even cerebral palsy. Brain damage – Since contractions caused by Pitocin are so strong, both…

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  • My Child Was Born with Hypoxia, Can I Sue for This Birth Injury?

    … What is Hypoxia? Hypoxia occurs when a baby receives inadequate oxygen to its brain before, during, or after delivery. The condition can lead to brain injury and, if improperly treated, may progress into a permanent disorder, such as cerebral palsy, cognitive deficiencies, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). However, hypoxia doesn’t…

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