Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in Washington DC
Cerebral palsy is a general medical term used to describe chronic brain disorders that impair a child’s ability to control body movement. The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary greatly.
Cerebral Palsy Signs
Signs of cerebral palsy usually appear in the first few years of a child’s life and are often first detected by parents who suspect that their child is not developing motor skills normally. Infants with cerebral palsy are frequently slow to reach developmental milestones, such as learning to roll over, sit, crawl, smile or walk.
Some of the causes of cerebral palsy include:
- Oxygen deprivation to the brain during labor and delivery
- Trauma to the head during labor and delivery
- Stroke following a traumatic or delayed delivery
- Infections during pregnancy
- Jaundice in the infant
- Rh incompatibility
Cerebral palsy frequently results from avoidable medical errors. Some studies say as many as 23% of the cases are due to avoidable medical errors. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, please feel free to contact us. We have an experienced labor and delivery nurse/attorney and a hospital risk manager/attorney on staff that would be happy to talk to you about your child. Our attorneys are very experienced in handling cases involving cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
Our firm may be able to assist you in investigating the cause of your child’s condition as well as exploring compensation that may help you care for a child with special needs. During a free initial consultation, our Washington DC injury attorneys can answer your questions and help you understand the extent of your rights. We are proud to have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years.