About Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is a term that refers to a wide range of motor conditions caused by trauma to the brain. These conditions themselves result in various physical disabilities and impairments to development. The condition is non-progressive and non-contagious, which means that it is not a disease that can be contracted or developed due to genetic predisposition, but rather, is the result of specific trauma during the early development of a child.
The vast majority of cerebral palsy cases involve an injury occurring at the time of childbirth or in the first few months of a child’s life. Due to damage to the motor control centers of the brain during pregnancy, childbirth, or early childhood, cerebral palsy patients experience varying impairments to their movement and posture, in addition to cognitive impairments as well.
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
As cerebral palsy is in fact an umbrella term for a wide range of disorders, the specifics of your child’s impairments may be caused by one of many different types of cerebral palsy, dependent on what portions of the brain were affected by their injury. To assist in your understanding of how cerebral palsy can affect a child, our team has assembled the following resources:
- Symptoms of cerebral palsy
- Types of cerebral palsy
The unfortunate reality of most cerebral palsy cases is that the injury was entirely preventable and occurred only because of reckless or negligent medical practices during childbirth.
At The Driscoll Firm, our legal team is committed to protecting the rights and interests of each client whose child has developed cerebral palsy due to a reckless medical professional or other party. As such, we work diligently to help those who have gone or are going through such a situation to pursue justice and the compensation they need. To learn more about your rights and options for pursuing civil litigation, call (800) 305-9800.