10 Facts About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects motor coordination and movement and is often caused by oxygen deprivation during the labor and delivery process.Here are some facts about cerebral palsy you might not have known…

  1. Dr. John Little is recognized as the first person to study cerebral palsy and define it in 1853.
  2. Nearly 10,000 babies are born with cerebral palsy every year.
  3. Around 764,000 people in the U.S. have at least one symptom of cerebral palsy.
  4. Seizures are a common associated disorder of cerebral palsy and can range from mild to extremely severe.
  5. Black children who have cerebral palsy are nearly twice as likely to require walking assistance or be unable to walk at all.
  6. Around 60% of babies with cerebral palsy will have some form of developmental disability by the age of 8.
  7. Children with cerebral palsy have an increased risk of skin issues and disorders, such as allergic reactions and involuntary scratching.
  8. Medical negligence can cause cerebral palsy, such as physicians failing to order an emergency C-section and/or improper use of birth-assisting tools.
  9. Medical costs are around 10 times higher for children with cerebral palsy.
  10. The total lifetime care costs to take care of a child with cerebral palsy currently exceeds $1 million.

Medical Negligence Is An Unacceptable Cause Of Cerebral Palsy

You may have cared diligently for yourself and your baby in the womb during pregnancy. However, you are still at the mercy of medical care providers regarding delivery. A single medical error can leave your child permanently disabled and struggling to perform essential functions that most of us take for granted.

If a medical error caused your child to develop cerebral palsy, a Baltimore birth injury lawyer at our firm could help you recover the compensation you need to provide your child with the best care and adequate resources to live a healthy, fulfilling life.

Our Law Firm Can Help You Recover Compensation For Cerebral Palsy Caused By Medical Malpractice

Our legal team dedicates itself to serving victims of medical malpractice who sustained injuries due to the negligence of those entrusted with their care. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Maryland clients and are committed to seeing your case through to a favorable resolution.

Our cerebral palsy attorneys will fight to procure a settlement from the liable party or a verdict in court that secures adequate compensation for all the losses and expenses that your family has encountered and those you will encounter in the future. We may be able to help you recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses.

Economic Losses You Can Recover In A Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Claim

Here are some of the recoverable financial losses:

  • Your child’s current and future medical bills
  • Transportation and travel expenses related to the birth injury treatment
  • Essential expenses for day-to-day care
  • Lost income due to necessary time off of work
  • Reduced earning ability
  • Assistive devices and medical equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive, developmental, behavioral, or education specialist

Non-Economic Losses You Can Claim In A Cerebral Palsy Case

Here are some of the recoverable noneconomic damages:

  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disability
  • Depression
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

Our Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Serving Baltimore Work To Build A Strong Case

Our cerebral palsy attorneys will fight for your child’s future needs by building a compelling case for compensation. To do that, we will:

  • Investigate the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy
  • Identify negligent and liable parties
  • Gather critical evidence and documentation, such as medical records, witness testimony, photos, and medical bills to support your claim
  • Obtain expert testimony from relevant experts in medicine, psychology, education, economics, and lifecare planning
  • Manage communication with the liable insurance company and other parties
  • Provide you with regular case updates
  • File a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit for your losses
  • Advocate for an appropriate settlement in negotiations
  • Fight for you in court if necessary

Talk To A Birth Injury Lawyer At Brown & Barron, LLC About Your Cerebral Palsy Case

If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy resulted from medical malpractice, contact Brown & Barron today to schedule a free consultation.

This site offers legal information, not legal advice. Although we do our best to provide helpful information about your options, your specific needs require specific legal advice, and for that, you should consult an attorney. 

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