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Cerebral Palsy

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Few diagnoses are as difficult to accept as cerebral palsy.

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Cerebral palsy is a common motor disability that typically manifests in childhood. According to the CDC, about 1 in 345 children in the United States have some form of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy also tends to occur more frequently in children who are born preterm or who have low birthweight. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to, or abnormal development of, a child’s brain during pregnancy or infancy. Sometimes this damage is caused by mistakes of medical professionals during the mother’s pregnancy or childbirth.

Few diagnoses are as difficult to accept as cerebral palsy. When a family member or loved one is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it can mean a lifetime of support, both emotionally and financially. In fact, according to the CDC, medical costs for children with cerebral palsy can range from 10 to 26 times higher than the costs for a child without cerebral palsy. It is for that reason that a diagnosis of cerebral palsy can leave a family feeling lost, scared, and asking, “Why did this happen?” An experienced medical malpractice attorney familiar with cerebral palsy cases can help answer that and other questions and help with the financial and practical burdens that cerebral palsy places on a family.

If you think your child is suffering from cerebral palsy due to a mistake by a medical professional, we can help you get answers. At Morris James, our attorneys have been standing up for victims since we opened our doors in 1932. If you have questions about cerebral palsy, you can find more information in our Cerebral Palsy FAQs. Our experienced birth injury attorneys are also available to talk to you at this difficult time. Contact us online or call us at 302.655.2599.

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