Georgia Cerebral Palsy Law Firm

Georgia Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

According to the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy occurs in two to four births out of every 1,000 in the U.S. and Europe. The condition stems from a number of neurological brain disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It is a permanent and irreversible condition, often undiagnosed for the first few years of a child's life. Learning that your baby has a permanent and irreversible neurological disorder can be devastating. Sometimes, a variety of factors contribute to the development of the disorder, but medical errors during the birth process are a significant cause of cerebral palsy birth injuries. When the fault lies in medical malpractice, the Atlanta cerebral palsy attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., have the necessary experience, knowledge and resources to ensure that you have the best possible legal representation.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

When a parent has little or no knowledge of cerebral palsy, the symptoms and onset might not be obvious for as long as the first three years of life. However, the sooner you suspect the condition, the better. It is, therefore, advisable to acquaint yourself with the condition and its early symptoms so that you can seek a qualified medical expert for treatment.

These are the most common symptoms:

  • A lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia)
  • Stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)
  • Walking with one foot or leg dragging, walking on the toes, a crouched gait, a scissored gait or muscle tone that is too stiff or too floppy (atheoid)

Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

There is no cure for cerebral palsy. However, it is a non-progressive disease, and treatment can sometimes improve a child's capabilities. As with any health condition, the sooner treatment begins, the better the chance of overcoming developmental disabilities. Depending upon the severity of your child's condition, treatment can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, surgical correction of anatomical abnormalities or to release tight muscles, orthotic devices, wheelchairs, walkers, communication aids like computers with attached voice synthesizers and drugs for the control of seizures, to relax muscle spasms and for pain relief. The success of treatment will vary upon the severity of your child's condition.

Atlanta Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

When a child is born with cerebral palsy, one can't assume that medical malpractice occurred. Sometimes, there is no fault attributable. However, when medical mistakes do happen, the damage is irrevocable because of a professional's error. A child will never have a chance to know his or her full potential in life, and the child's family takes on a lifetime of dedicating time and financial resources to the care and treatment of the child.

The attorneys and staff at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., compassionately and skillfully guide you through the judicial process. Due to the complexity of medical and legal issues in professional malpractice cases, the legal process is lengthy, but they will keep you advised of the status. Most importantly, if you ever have questions, a legal advocate is available for you at all times.

There are time limitations on pursuing medical malpractice claims, so the sooner you retain experienced legal representation, the more time there is to prepare the case. Call us at 866-249-5513 or 404-995-3955, send a case review form or send an email to submit@waynegrant.com. We do our best to ensure that your family receives the full compensation to which you are entitled under Georgia law.

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