Buckfire & Buckfire P.C’s Michigan attorneys often take cases brought to them by distressed parents whose child is suffering from cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a brain injury that results during pregnancy or after the baby is born. There are multiple influences that make it probable a baby will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
How Is Cerebral Palsy Diagnosed?
When children do not meet their physical or behavioral developmental milestones, it is usually noticed by a parent or pediatrician. When these developmental delays occur, children are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Children with cerebral palsy may also show signs of muscle tone or reflex problems.
Cerebral Palsy & Early Diagnosis
Early signs of cerebral palsy might be a baby who:
- still has poor head control after he is two months old
- always reaches with just one hand after he is six months old, keeping the other in a fist
- can't crawl or stand with support by his first birthday
When diagnosing a baby with cerebral palsy common tests that are helpful include a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the child's brain. Other tests may also be done if a genetic, metabolic, or infectious cause of cerebral palsy is suspected.
Common Treatments For Cerebral Palsy
Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatments usually include:
- physical therapy
- occupational therapy
- speech therapy
- medications, which can sometimes help more severe symptoms, such as muscle spasticity (baclofen, Botox), seizures, and even drooling (Robinul).
- surgery on stiff tendons or joints
No Fee Promise For Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit
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!
Find Your Michigan Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Families of children suffering from cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice should contact one of our Michigan cerebral palsy medical malpractice attorneys. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.