Kansas Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Cerebral palsy is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, which is typically caused by damage to the brain during pregnancy, labor or at birth. Some of the most common symptoms of cerebral palsy are:
- Lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia)
- Stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
- Walking on the toes or with one foot dragging
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Those with mild cerebral palsy can be cared for with supportive treatments, which may include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, corrective surgery, braces, wheel chairs, rolling walkers, and communication aids such as computers with voice synthesizers. Prescription drugs may also be used to help control seizures and pain, and relax muscle spasms. Any of these options involve costs and expenses. Severe cases that require lifetime care could cost millions.
Cerebral palsy can be caused by a doctor, nurse or midwife who may have misinterpreted warnings, ignored fetal monitoring equipment, failed to identify fetal distress during labor, delayed a C-Section, used forceps or a vacuum incorrectly, or administered an overdose of labor inducing medication. If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a medical error, negligence or failure to diagnose, call experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC for a free consultation. Through the years we have successfully won compensation for numerous clients in medical malpractice cases. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys!
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