What Is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

If a child isn’t treated properly prior to or during birth, they may develop serious health complications, such as cerebral palsy. Depending on the circumstances of the birth injury, the child may develop different forms of cerebral palsy. One rarer form, ataxic cerebral palsy, a may cause a child significant balance and control problems. This form of cerebral palsy can be expensive to treat, putting a family in a tenuous financial situation.

If your child has developed ataxic cerebral palsy because of the negligent, dangerous actions of a doctor or nurse, there may be financial compensation available through a lawsuit. For more information about how we may be able to assist you with this claim, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, by calling (800) 305-9800.

Signs of Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Ataxic cerebral palsy isn’t particularly common, but can cause some serious life-long problems for those it does affect. These health concerns may include some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • A wide, unsteady gait when walking
  • Low muscle tone
  • Poor coordination skills
  • Poor depth perception

These problems can be improved in some cases with considerable medical care, including surgeries, therapy, and drug treatments. To cover these costs, a family may be entitled to pursue compensation for their medical expenses.

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Cerebral palsy caused by a doctor or nurse’s errors is preventable. Thus when a doctor causes a child to develop this condition, they should be held accountable. Contact a cerebral palsy attorney from The Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today to discuss how we may be able to help you and your family.

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