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What is Cerebral Palsy? | Michigan Birth Trauma Attorneys

Our Michigan birth trauma lawyers often take cases brought to them by speechless parents, parents who put their trust in experienced doctors and medical staff to properly deliver their baby.

When doctors, nurses, or a hospital commits medical malpractice that causes cerebral palsy or other injuries to a newborn, there may be recourse for the child and the family. Most child will have specialized living needs, require special education, and have other medical and management needs over their lifetime. When the injuries were due to medical malpractice or negligence, the family and child can seek compensation they deserve through a knowledgeable Michigan medical malpractice lawyer.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a set of disorders that can contain brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking.

Common Names for Cerebral Palsy

The different types of cerebral palsy are: spastic, dyskinesia, ataxic, hypotonic, and mixed.

Cerebral palsy is commonly recognized as: spastic paralysis, paralysis – spastic, spastic hemiplegia, spastic diplopia, and spastic quadriplegia.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries or irregularities of the brain. Most of these problems occur as the baby is developing and growing in the womb, but they can happen at any time during the first 2 years of life, while the baby's brain is still developing.

Many times, people with acquire cerebral palsy because parts of the brain are injured due to low levels of oxygen (hypoxia) in the area. It is not known why this occurs. Sometimes the cause of cerebral palsy is unknown.

Premature infants have a somewhat higher risk of developing cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy may also occur during early infancy as a result of several conditions, including:

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brain infections
  • Head injury
  • Infections in the mother during pregnancy
  • Severe jaundice

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We will represent you in your Michigan birth injury 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 Birth Trauma Attorney

Parents of children injured by a cerebral palsy medical malpractice should contact one of our Michigan birth truama attorneys immediately . Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.

 

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