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Washington, D.C. Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Helping You Seek Fair Compensation on Behalf of Your Child

When childbirth results in cerebral palsy, parents want to understand what happened. They want answers. They want to know why this occurred. Sadly, they don’t often get the answers they’re looking for.

At LawMD, our physician-attorneys are committed to supporting parents and families who have been devastated by a cerebral palsy diagnosis. We take on these cases because we have dedicated our lives and our professional careers to helping parents get the compensation they need to give their children a full, enriching life. If you’re hurting and looking for answers, we can help.

Contact us online or call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation with a Washington, D.C. cerebral palsy attorney. We serve clients across the United States.

What Is Cerebral Palsy & How Does It Occur?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that impact muscle coordination, motor function, and balance. Because cerebral palsy mostly affects muscle control and balance, it may not always be immediately apparent in an infant or young child. Many cases are only discovered when a child begins walking or when parents notice their child is not developing at a normal rate.

For most people, cerebral palsy is something they know about vaguely but not in any great detail. There are more than 200,000 new cases of cerebral palsy each year, making it one of the most common neurological defects in young children. It is also one of the most common birth injuries.

Although it is possible for a child to develop cerebral palsy in early childhood, most children are born with the disorder. Cerebral palsy is often the result of delayed birth, which can result in a lack of oxygen flow to the fetus’s brain. During the birthing process, cerebral palsy can also occur due to blunt trauma resulting from the misapplication of forceps or improper vacuum extraction. Cerebral palsy can also happen when a baby’s umbilical cord is wrapped around the neck or when the umbilical cord is compressed.

Some children develop cerebral palsy as a result of a delayed cesarean section, usually because the doctor failed to identify fetal distress requiring emergency surgery. In other cases, a baby is injured because the doctor failed to diagnose cephalopelvic disproportion—a too-narrow pelvis in the mother compared to the baby’s size.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can range from mild to very severe, and symptoms also vary from child to child. However, there are several common functional issues children with cerebral palsy face.

These symptoms include:

  • Abnormal gait
  • Crouched gait
  • Walking on toes
  • Floppy muscle tone
  • Overly stiff muscle tone
  • Walking with one foot dragging
  • Impaired vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Incontinence
  • Lack of coordination (ataxia)
  • Seizures

Cerebral palsy is not a progressive disorder, nor can it be passed from parent to child. Many children with cerebral palsy have completely normal intelligence and brain function, and many can improve their coordination and motor skills with therapy and surgery. In other children, cerebral palsy results in almost complete loss of function and the need for lifetime intervention and around-the-clock care.

How We Can Help

Our cerebral palsy lawyers have helped hundreds of families affected by cerebral palsy. Our goal is to get you and your child the compensation and resources you need to begin rebuilding your life and planning for a bright future for your child. Kids are incredibly resourceful and courageous. They are rarely daunted by physical challenges. We want to give your child the best possible starting point for a lifetime of accomplishments.

Your child is a precious gift, and no medical diagnosis can stop him or her from breaking down barriers and achieving his or her goals. However, the therapy, surgeries, and other treatments required to address cerebral palsy are costly. To give your child the very best care and support, you need significant resources. We work tirelessly to make sure the families we represent never have to worry about paying a doctor’s bill, getting needed therapy, or moving forward with promising new treatments.

A Washington, D.C. Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help

If your family has been affected by a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, you deserve more than just answers—you deserve full and fair compensation. The dedicated birth injury lawyers at LawMD are nationally recognized for their work. We help families across the United States; let us help yours.

You can get in touch by phone or via our online contact form. Call us today at (888) 695-2963.

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