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Baltimore Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

How Does Cerebral Palsy Occur?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of non-progressive motor conditions that can lead to physical disability in terms of body movement and development. When the motor control centers of an infant’s brain are damaged during pregnancy, during childbirth, or after the baby is born, it can result in cerebral palsy.

In far too many cases, cerebral palsy results from medical mistakes during labor and delivery, most commonly oxygen deprivation. If you believe a doctor or another medical professional or facility is responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy, contact LawMD. Consulting with a Baltimore cerebral palsy lawyer who is also a medical professional can help you understand your legal rights and options. We have helped clients throughout the United States recover millions of dollars in all types of birth injury and medical malpractice claims.

Call (888) 695-2963 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Cerebral Palsy Categories

Cerebral palsy is classified into four major categories to describe the level of movement and impairment as well as the areas of the brain that could be damaged.

The four primary categories are:

  • Mix cerebral palsy
  • Ataxic cerebral palsy
  • Athetoid/dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Spastic cerebral palsy

Additionally, about one third of the children who have cerebral palsy will suffer from epilepsy and cognitive impairments.

Symptoms & Signs of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is typically classified by the following symptoms:

  • Problems with balance
  • Unsteady gait
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Soft tissue issues
  • Spasms and other involuntary movement
  • Seizures
  • Infant failing to breathe shortly after delivery
  • Poor head position

In some cases, there will be no identifiable cause that led to cerebral palsy. In other cases, medical malpractice will be the contributing factor. Some of the typical causes include asphyxiate before birth, birth trauma during labor and delivery, and lack of oxygen to the brain during the labor and delivery process.

Put Our Experienced Team on Your Side

If you believe that your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of a doctor’s negligence or malpractice, you need to consult with a Baltimore cerebral palsy attorney immediately. This may be the only way to help recover compensation for your child’s injuries. Given that cerebral palsy can lead to lifelong complications, extensive treatment, and costly medical bills, it is essential to reach out to an attorney sooner rather than later to identify the appropriate course of action.

Call our office at (888) 695-2963 today. We look forward to assisting you with your case.

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  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

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    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

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    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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