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Is My Unborn Child at Risk for Cerebral Palsy?

Published on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm in Birth Injury.

Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, muscle coordination, and posture.  It is a common disorder that produces more than 200,000 new cases in the United States every year.  It is typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.  It is a chronic disorder that can last for years or even a lifetime.  Currently there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy, but treatment is available that may help symptoms subside.

Cerebral Palsy risk factors are events, substances, or circumstances that increase the risk of developing Cerebral Palsy.  Just because your baby has one of the risk factors, it does not mean that they will surely have the disorder.  And the absence of risk factors does not guarantee that they will be spared.  Your knowledge of potential risk factors can help keep your baby safe.

Many experts recommend meeting with a physician prior to becoming pregnant to receive a complete reproductive health assessment.  Social habits, medical history, exposure to prescription medications, and exposure to harmful chemicals and recreational drugs are all possible risk factors that can be determined before pregnancy.

Facts You May Not Know About Birth Injuries

Published on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm in Birth Injury.

Birth injuries are the result of damage to the tissues and organs of a newly delivered child and are often caused by physical pressure or trauma during childbirth.  There are several types of birth injuries.  There are brain-related injuries, muscle-related or physical injuries, injuries from infection during pregnancy, and injuries that occur during delivery.  The side effects of birth injuries can be temporary or permanent and vary in degree of severity depending on each child’s individual circumstances.

Brain-related birth injuries are often a result of a lack of oxygen in the brain.  The leading brain-related injury in relation to birth trauma is cerebral palsy.  Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that is caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs when the child’s brain is under development.  Cerebral palsy can develop after maternal infections, oxygen deprivation, infant stroke, and infant infection.  There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy.  In many cases, cerebral palsy could have been prevented with proper medical care.

Can I Sue If My Child Has Cerebral Palsy?

Published on Sep 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm in Birth Injury.

Many clients have come to our Atlanta Attorneys asking if they can sue for a birth defect injury; specifically cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy is a solemn health condition that is typically caused by birth injuries or medical malpractice during the labor or childbirth. Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong permanent condition that affects not only the infant but also the family.

If you believe your child’s condition was brought upon as a result of medical malpractice, you may need the help of an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney to help fight for your legal right to compensation.