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Every year, more than 15,000 children are born with cerebral palsy – a developmental disorder which may require lifelong treatment and rehabilitation. Given the fact that cerebral palsy most-often occurs due to medical malpractice and can be classified as a birth injury, you may have legal options available to you to recover the money your child will need over the course of his or her life. You need a Colorado cerebral palsy lawyer to review the facts of your case, and advise you on your legal rights as soon as you are made aware of this injury.
Cerebral palsy usually occurs during pregnancy, during birth or shortly after. You may not be able to notice the tell-tale signs immediately after birth, but they usually become apparent in the weeks, months and years that follow.
Here are a few symptoms you should watch out for:
- The child may not be able to hold its head up and may have it hanging awkwardly from one side.
- He or she may not be able to grasp items in its hands.
- The child may also seem unusually quiet and may not cry as much as a normal baby should.
- He or she may also fail to reach development milestones in the same amount of time compared to his or her peers.
- The child suffers from seizures on a regular basis.
- The child has a problem with balance and posture, and they may walk or crawl with an abnormal gait.
- Slow motor and reflex skills may also signal that something isn’t right with regard to brain function.
Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy
The main cause of cerebral palsy is injury to a young baby’s brain. This kind of trauma usually happens during delivery and may be caused by doctors using improper and forceful birthing procedures such as the use of vacuum pumps and clamps. In addition, waiting too long before performing a C-section on a mother whose water has broken can deny the child of oxygen, leading to brain cell death which results in cerebral palsy. Congenital infections during pregnancy can also cause the condition and is something that’s usually attributed to lack of proper prenatal care by healthcare providers.
Get Legal Help Today
The negligent medical professionals whose negligence led to your child’s cerebral palsy need to be held accountable for their role in causing this lifelong developmental disorder. We’d like to welcome you to call us today at 1-855-833-3707 for your free consultation on how we can help you recover the money needed to help you care for your child for many years to come.
If we decide to take on your case, we will do so under a contingency fee agreement. This means that you literally pay us nothing unless we’re able to secure a settlement or monetary award for you and your family. Call now and let’s get started on your case today.
More Information: Colorado Cerebral Palsy Resources