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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a birth injury caused by damage to the brain during labor and delivery. Some of the most common causes of cerebral palsy are oxygen depletion and failure to notice fetal distress, both of which are clear types of medical malpractice.

If your child was born with cerebral palsy, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut birth injury attorneys.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not one, but a group of chronic disorders brought about by damage to the brain. Your child’s cerebral palsy symptoms may vary from another child with the same diagnosis based on the type of the disorder he or she suffers from.

Indications that your child may have cerebral palsy include:

  • Muscle rigidity or joint freeze
  • Spastic or uncontrollable and involuntary movement
  • Floppy muscles or loose joints
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Shaky movements
  • Inability to balance
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech difficulties
  • Seizures

Some of these symptoms may be apparent immediately, but others may not be clear until your child fails to reach developmental milestones. In either case, if your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you will want to contact a compassionate birth injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the best way to secure the compensation your family will need.

Treating Cerebral Palsy

Treatment for cerebral palsy is most effective when started early and may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy in addition to various other forms of rehabilitation. However, there is no cure for cerebral palsy and treatments to assist your child in living the best life possible are exceedingly expensive. If your child’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for these treatments and associated damages.

To discuss your child’s cerebral palsy for free with a Connecticut birth injury lawyer, please contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or Hartford.