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Are you the parent of a child with a disability? Did you know that medical malpractice could be the cause?

Was your child's birth injury caused by nature or medical malpractice? We can investigate.

Our law firm concentrates on the litigation of birth injuries nationwide. With an OBGYN, labor/delivery nurse and other experienced medical and legal professionals representing your rights, the MEDLAW Legal Team offers families and children the resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate healthcare negligence claims.

Our medical malpractice attorneys focus on the representation of families whose children have developed a disability as a result of negligent medical care.


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Mother ChildIf your child has recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you probably have many questions. Our website focuses on providing parents and families with information and resources to address these concerns.

It is important to understand what cerebral palsy is, and what it is not. Cerebral Palsy is NOT a disease, it is a disorder that affects a personís motor skills, muscle tone and muscle movement.

Find Out More: What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Parents are often left confused about the causes of their child's cerebral palsy. In most of the 10,000 cerebral palsy diagnoses each year, the direct causes for the birth injury will never be known.

Most cerebral palsy conditions are caused by a brain injury that occurred during pregnancy or birth (congenital), or in the months/years following birth (Acquired CP).

Find Out More: Causes of Cerebral Palsy

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, or you are concerned that your child might have cerebral palsy, you may have questions about the diagnostic process. Several tests can be used to assist in the diagnosis, and determine the severity of cerebral palsy. However, the diagnosis of cerebral palsy may not be made until after the first or second years of development.

Find Out More: Risk Factors  |  Symptoms  |  Diagnosis

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy will identify the characteristics and severity of your child's disorder. There are three types of cerebral palsy (Spastic, Athetoid, Ataxic), and often a child may exhibit characteristics of several types, this is known as Mixed Cerebral Palsy.

Find Out More: Types of Cerebral Palsy

The most often asked questions by parents whose child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) involves concern and anxiety about their childís future. The parentís of children with CP face many challenges, including emotional and physical demands. The positive news is that with treatment and therapy, most children can significantly improve their abilities.

Find Out More: Treatment of Cerebral Palsy  |  A Guide for Care

Information and education are the first steps for any parent dealing with cerebral palsy. We encourage you to review:

Recommended Reading  |  Cerebral Palsy Websites

As a parent struggling with the effects of a child's cerebral palsy, a common concern is the often overwhelming needs of your child.

It is a tragic turn of events when a child's cerebral palsy is caused by medical negligence. While most doctors, nurses, midwives, and hospital technicians provide a high standard of care for their patients, unfortunately, many families are harmed by medical mistakes.

Compensation cannot undo a wrong, but it can provide support for families struggling with medical expenses and future cost of living concerns, and can help provide peace of mind.

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If you do not know the cause of your child's cerebral palsy, please consider submitting your information for a FREE and confidential review. Our Physician/Attorneys will evaluate your information and contact you to discuss your situation.

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We hope that you find our resources helpful. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's cerebral palsy, please contact us.

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