What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition that causes physical and sometimes mental disability to individuals. It affects the brain and the nervous system and is a non-progressive illness.

However, cerebral palsy is a chronic condition, as there is no cure, and different treatment options are available for different stages of the condition. As a child with cerebral palsy continues to grow and develop, the damage to the brain will pose various problems and symptoms associated with the cerebral palsy diagnosis. Overall, there are three different types of this condition: athetoid, ataxic, and spastic.

This disorder can develop during childbirth, directly after birth, and also up until the age of three. A majority of cerebral palsy cases are the result of hospital negligence to some degree.

If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice, please contact the cerebral palsy birth injury lawyers of the Driscoll Firm by calling 800-305-9800 today.

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