Cerebral palsy is defined as a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. Typically, a cerebral palsy diagnosis comes from a through medical history and examination.
There is not one specific test to diagnose cerebral palsy. There are various tests a medical professional can perform such as neurological exams, blood and urine tests, brain imaging studies such as a MRI or SPECT to assess a child for a diagnosis.
There are four types of CP that a child may be diagnosed with. Each type does impact different muscle groups in different ways. The four types include:
If a medical mistake occurred at or before the time of birth and as a result your child suffers from cerebral palsy, financial compensation may be available to you and your child. No amount of money will cure your child, however obtaining compensation will help ease your burden by assuring that your child receives quality care throughout his or her lifetime. This can make a real difference in your child’s life and in your life.
You may have never been through the legal process before and you may not even want to think about pursuing a lawsuit at this time but it is important you do not wait to consult with an attorney as there are strict statute of limitations for filing these types of claims. Do not wait too long as your case may be barred forever due to Michigan’s strict time limitations.
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