Traumatic Brain Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
Not all cases of cerebral palsy are due to a doctor’s or nurse’s dangerous actions in the delivery room. For some children, cerebral palsy may arise due to a car accident or some other traumatic incident that occurs when the child’s brain is still developing. These accidents can cause the type of brain injury that leads to cerebral palsy, potentially leaving the injured individual with substantial motor or cognitive disabilities.
If your child or someone you love has developed cerebral palsy because of a traumatic incident, the party responsible for those injuries may be held liable for your precious son’s or daughter’s medical bills and pain and suffering. For more information about how you can seek justice for your child’s injury, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of the Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Trauma to the brain can cause cerebral palsy to develop, leaving an injured individual with lifelong disabilities. The following types of brain trauma may contribute to cerebral palsy:
- Open brain injuries, or injuries that break through the skull
- Closed brain injuries, or injuries that damage the brain without penetrating the skull
- Diffuse axonal brain injuries, or injuries that cause the nerve fibers to tear
If a child suffers a traumatic brain injury, he or she can develop cerebral palsy due to the ensuing brain damage. Although the disabilities associated with cerebral palsy can be managed, the condition is unfortunately permanent.
Cerebral palsy may leave your family with substantial financial burdens that can be difficult to overcome. However, the person or party at fault for your child’s cerebral palsy may obligated to cover his or her injury costs. For a free case evaluation, contact the cerebral palsy lawyers of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 today.