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Cerebral palsy occurs in 1.5 to four children out of every 1,000 live births. Symptoms of the neurological condition manifest in early childhood and the condition never improves. However, with the right care and tools, the condition can often be managed so children with cerebral palsy can live as normal of a life as possible.
Searcy Denney helps parents pursue an obstetrician and hospital responsible for their child’s birth defect. Our Florida Cerebral Palsy attorneys put our 40 years of experience and vast resources to work for your family. Our goal is to help you give your child the care and tools he or she needs to improve functionality, independence and quality of life.
This permanent condition affects every aspect of a child’s life, including movement, eating, language, and sometimes learning and behavior, depending upon the severity of the condition.
Cerebral palsy is divided into three main types, but generally these symptoms overlap:
Usually doctors diagnose cerebral palsy by the child’s 18th month based partly upon signs of delayed cognitive, physical, social and emotional development, as well as the telltale rigidity and/or floppiness of muscle tone.
Brain damage is the root cause of cerebral palsy. A number of prenatal and delivery errors may injure the brain, including:
Generally, a child with cerebral palsy requires constant lifetime care. Since there is no cure, medical providers primarily focus on management, including:
Our medical malpractice attorneys calculate the long-term costs of caring for a child with cerebral palsy and seek compensation that covers these extraordinary expenses over the full course of your child’s life.
To recover damages from the health care providers who injured your child, consult with Searcy Denney. Our medical malpractice lawyers discuss your birth injury claim at a free consultation. We handle your case on contingency basis so you can protect your child’s rights without risk.