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Cerebral Palsy Facts & Statistics

Have you noticed that your child has not met the developmental milestones? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability?

Our Michigan cerebral palsy attorneys have years of experience fighting for victims suffering from the condition or any other type of birth injury. Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. will represent children and their families in medical malpractice lawsuits.  This includes cases involving issues in pregnancy, at the time of birth, and immediately after birth in which the newborn is injured due to medical negligence.

Cerebral palsy (CP) happens when there is impairment to the brain that cannot be fixed.  CP is incurable, but treatment and therapy help manage the effects on the body.

Facts About Cerebral Palsy

Below are some very important facts about CP.

  • Children with cerebral palsy typically are delayed in meeting developmental milestones, such as holding their head steady, rolling over, crawling, sitting up, standing with support, or walking.
  • Cerebral palsy can be caused by a number of different things during pregnancy or a baby's first year of life, including infections, pregnancy problems, severe jaundice or kernicterus, child abuse, strokes, head injuries, and genetic disorders.
  • Premature babies and multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) are at increased risk for cerebral palsy.
  • Some causes of cerebral palsy, such as from kernicterus and most head injuries, can be prevented. Adequate prenatal care and early recognition and treatment of infections may also help to prevent cerebral palsy.
  • The Apgar score cannot predict if a child will have cerebral palsy.
  • There is no cure for cerebral palsy.
  • Cerebral palsy does not worsen over time and symptoms often get better with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other treatments.

Statistics About Cerebral Palsy

Listed below are cerebral palsy statistics.

  • Cerebral palsy affects about 1 in 278 children.
  • There are about 764,000 children and adults in the United States with cerebral palsy.
  • Each year, about 8,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
  • Half of people with cerebral palsy use assistive devices, including braces, walkers, and wheelchairs, to help them be more mobile.
  • About 30% of children with cerebral palsy have seizures.

Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawyers No Fee Promise

Our birth injury attorneys will represent you in your Michigan cerebral palsy case under our NO FEE PROMISE.  This means that you will not be charged any legal fees 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 Your Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

If your child or a family member has suffered a birth injury and needs the best possible representation, you should contact our law office immediately.  We will advise you of your legal rights and start working on your case.  To speak with an experienced Michigan cerebral palsy lawyer, call us now at (800) 606-1717.

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