CHICAGO CEREBRAL PALSY LAWYERS
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent disorders that affects the central nervous system that often occurs as the result of a brain injury that occur during fetal development, at birth, or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common birth injuries, with nearly 10,000 babies born in the U.S. developing cerebral palsy each year. The effects of this birth injury can range from mild to severe, involving uncontrollable movements, vision and hearing problems, seizures and mental retardation.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Other symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
• cognitive delays
• developmental delays
• muscle deficiencies
• vision difficulties
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Four main types of cerebral palsy exist:
• Spastic cerebral palsy
• Mixed cerebral palsy
• Athetoid cerebral palsy
• Ataxic cerebral palsy
Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is not always preventable or predictable. Commonly, cerebral palsy is caused by hypoxia or asphyxia (lack of oxygen) at birth. This may occur as the result of a medical error such as misreading fetal monitoring equipment, failing to diagnose fetal distress during labor, waiting too long to perform a Cesarean section (C-section), administering too much Pitocin, or failing to act in a timely manner. Where medical personnel fail to act with the requisite standard of care and their actions lead to a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, they may be found liable for medical malpractice.
The experienced Chicago cerebral palsy attorneys at Baizer Kolar & Lewis P.C. are skilled at evaluating, litigating and winning complex cerebral palsy cases. We understand that children with cerebral palsy must endure extremely difficult medical, social, and educational development. Our goal is to find out whether the birth injury your child suffered could have been prevented with proper medical attention. Where a preventable medical error causes your child’s birth injury, we'll go to work for you to recover the compensation your child deserves.
If your baby has cerebral palsy, it is important to contact attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice, and in particular cerebral palsy, litigation. With a proven track record of success, the attorneys at Baizer Kolar & Lewis P.C. are recognized as leading birth injury attorneys.
Contact the Chicago cerebral palsy lawyers at Baizer Kolar & Lewis P.C. for free consultation to discuss your child's case.