Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by an injury to the brain or by abnormal brain development. Although the injury is neurological in nature, it produces affects to the body that impair movement, coordination, balance and posture. There are various types of cerebral palsy.
Along with the various types of CP, there are secondary conditions caused by the motor impairment, as well as other co-mitigating factors which contribute to the child’s impairment. Every child is unique with fluctuating degrees of impairment. Classification is important in understanding the individual’s impairment, and for coordinating management of care.
Our Michigan birth injury attorneys handle cases involving cerebral palsy injuries. This can be a very serious condition and can affect a child throughout his or her lifetime. There are occasions in which this injury could have been prevented and this can give rise to a child birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit.
Classification of CP | Severity Level
Cerebral palsy is often classified by severity level as mild, moderate, severe, or no CP. These are broad generalizations that lack a specific set of criteria. Below is the common classification which offers a simple method of communicating the scope of impairment.
- Mild: Mild cerebral palsy means a child can move without assistance; his or her daily activities are not limited.
- Moderate: Moderate cerebral palsy means a child will need braces, medications, and adaptive technology to accomplish daily activities.
- Severe: Severe cerebral palsy means a child will require a wheelchair and will have significant challenges in accomplishing daily activities.
- No CP: No CP means the child has cerebral palsy signs, but the impairment was acquired after completion of brain development and is therefore classified under the incident that caused the cerebral palsy, such as traumatic brain injury or encephalopathy.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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We will represent you in your Michigan birth injury case under our No FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Individuals injured by a cerebral palsy medical malpractice should contact one of our Michigan cerebral palsy medical malpractice attorneys. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.