Our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers represent children and their families in lawsuits against doctors, hospitals, and nurses in cases in which medical errors cause cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy refers to any of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control muscle movement. Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear prior to the child's third birthday.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
A person with cerebral palsy often exhibits:
Lack of muscle coordination when making voluntary movements (ataxia)
Stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
Walking with one foot or leg dragging
Walking on toes
Crouched or scissored gait
Muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy
Cerebral Palsy Causes
Most children with cerebral palsy are born with it, but a significant minority develops cerebral palsy as a result of events that occur during the first several months of life. These evens can include:
Brain damage that occurs during child birth or in early infancy
Brain infections such as meningitis or viral encephalitis
If cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage during childbirth or as a result of other medical error, the child or his or her parents may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Similarly, the child may be able to collect damages for future medical treatment and decreased earnings in a lawsuit for a car accident or a slip and fall accident or in a lawsuit against a child abuser.
Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Cerebral palsy cannot be cured insofar as no amount of treatment can remove or fix the brain abnormalities that cause it. However, treatments like speech and occupational therapy, corrective surgery, medication, and other treatments can allow people with cerebral palsy to lead near-normal adult lives. There are many resources available for people and parents who need assistance in dealing with cerebral palsy.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Birth Injury Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for birth injury cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit before the minors 10th birthday. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever.To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan birth injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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We will represent you in your Michigan birth injury / cerebral palsy case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
If your child suffers from birth injuries, you should contact the Michigan birth injury firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717to speak with one of our experienced Michigan birth injury lawyers about your case.
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