Cerebral palsy is a serious medical condition that develops during pregnancy or childbirth. It occurs when the neural connections between the cerebellum and cerebrum are damaged. Sadly, it is estimated that approximately 5 % of cerebral palsy conditions are caused by the negligent actions of medical professionals who are involved in the labor and delivery process. When these parties fail to perform their duties, they are putting children in danger of lifelong pain and suffering.
The costs of living with cerebral palsy are substantial. Long-term therapy and treatment will be necessary to reduce the pain of the condition. If your child is suffering from this condition, you may be able to receive compensation to help you with the costs. Contact the Des Moines cerebral palsy attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (515) 705-0233 to discuss your situation with a compassionate and experienced lawyer.
The Devastating Effects of Cerebral Palsy
The severity of and specific nature of the effects of cerebral palsy will vary considerably from case to case. Generally, the damaged brain tissue may cause a child to grow up with the following problems:
- Inability to move freely
- Inability to build muscle tissue
- Exaggerated reflexes
- Difficulty walking
Sadly, cerebral palsy is only one side effect of damaged brain tissue that is suffered before or during birth. A child may also have learning disorders, vision and hearing disorders, and may be prone to seizures.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe that it may be due to the actions of a medical professional in the delivery room, do not delay speaking with a Des Moines cerebral palsy attorney about your rights. Contact the experienced Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 for a free consultation.