Buckfire & Buckfire P.C contain the most experienced cerebral palsy attorney in Michigan. Our attorneys represent children and their families in medical malpractice lawsuits. This includes cases involving issues in pregnancy, at the time of birth, and immediately after birth in which the newborn is injured due to medical negligence.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder than can affect infants and young child. There are a number of causes associated with this disease, including congenital and acquired causes. Sometimes, the cause of cerebral palsy is unknown. The symptoms that could indicate cerebral palsy can vary, and these are usually first identified by the parents of the child, although in some cases it may be a doctor or even a teacher that first notices the possible signs.
Newborn babies can be born with a range of complications and malformations, and this can lead to the development of cerebral palsy. Some of these health problems include, but are not limited to kidney, heart, or spinal problems that are associated with brain malformation.
A doctor will not always pick up on cerebral palsy right away in the newborn child, and in many cases it takes a while for any symptoms of the disorder to manifest. More sophisticated testing methods, such as imaging, can help to give medical staff a better idea of the possible problems early on.
Some effects CP may have on a person are listed below. If you suspect your child may have CP due to the medical field’s carelessness, contact our office today for advice.
A person with cerebral palsy may exhibit one or more of the following effects:
- Muscle tightness or spasticity
- Disturbance in gait or mobility
- Involuntary movement
- Difficulty in swallowing and problems with speech
- Difficulty in feeding
- Impairment of sight, hearing or speech
- Abnormal sensation and perception
- Difficulty with bladder and bowel control
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disabilities
- Problems with breathing due to postural difficulties
- Skin disorders due to pressure sores
In cases where a doctor, nurse, or hospital commits medical mistakes that cause cerebral palsy or other injuries to a newborn, there may be recourse for the child and the family. In many cases, the child will have specialized living needs, require special education, and have other medical and supervision needs over his or her lifetime. When the injuries were due to medical malpractice or negligence, the family and child may be able to pursue a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact Your Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorney
If your child suffers from birth injuries due to the negligence of a doctor, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced cerebral palsy lawyers in Michigan. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the information and medical records to win and settle your case.