Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition affecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, which generally occurs during fetal development, during the birthing process or shortly after birth. Although symptoms of cerebral palsy are unique in each case and may improve over time, cerebral palsy is a permanent condition whose victims often require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Genetic defects or developmental dysfunctions, such as congenital brain damage, may be responsible for brain abnormalities that can ultimately lead to cerebral palsy. However, mistakes by doctors or physicians can also cause birth injuries that lead to cerebral palsy.
A cerebral palsy lawyer at Edgar Law Firm can represent families whose children suffer from cerebral palsy due to negligence on the part of a healthcare provider and/or hospital staff. Our attorneys are known for successfully pursuing the parties responsible for the infant’s injuries and distress.
Cerebral Palsy Causes and Symptoms
Cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice occurs in about one out of every 2,000 babies. One of the most common factors that lead to cerebral palsy is lack of oxygen to the brain during childbirth. However, cerebral palsy may also be caused by fetal stroke, toxic exposure or dangerous prescription drugs administered to the mother or the infant.
Cerebral palsy is often the result of a traumatic brain injury, for which there is no cure. The most common symptoms associated with cerebral palsy include:
- Breathing problems
- Impaired motor skills
- Delayed motor skill development
- Poor balance
- Poor sensual perception
- Underdeveloped muscles
- Awkward movement
- Poor bowel or bladder control
How We Can Help
Cerebral palsy can change a child’s life forever. If your child has suffered a brain injury during the birthing process or has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy or brachial plexus palsy, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced Santa Rosa birth injury lawyer at Edgar Law Firm for help. An accomplished Santa Rosa medical malpractice lawyer will help you obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental retardation
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Constant care
- Permanent disability
The distinguished attorneys of Edgar Law Firm are among the more experienced personal injury lawyers in Santa Rosa and are committed to providing unsurpassed legal representation to victims of medical malpractice and their families. They are tireless advocates in the pursuit of victims’ rights and have helped many individuals in Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma, Novato and throughout Northern California obtain compensation for personal injuries following brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, car accident injury, toxic exposure and more.
To learn more about your legal rights, please call an experienced Santa Rosa injury lawyer trust to obtain commensurate compensation from those responsible. Contact Edgar Law Firm at (800) 545-6409 to schedule a free consultation.