Our Philadelphia Cerebral Palsy Lawyers are here to remind you that March is Cerebral Palsy awareness month. Cerebral Palsy (CP) arises from brain damage during birth injury medical malpractice. This birth injury malpractice can also affect central nervous system of the infant. A Cerebral Palsy brain injury is a permeant condition. Most often, Cerebral Palsy is caused by the negligence of doctors, nurses or hospitals when providing prenatal or post-natal care or during a natural birth delivery or C-section birth injury. If your child has been diagnosed with CP, our Philly medical malpractice cerebral palsy attorneys offer free consultations in Philadelphia, Bethlehem PA, Allentown PA and the greater Lehigh Valley.
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month of March
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Senator Robert Case of Pennsylvania helped get CP awareness month its designation back in 2005. The goals are to increase awareness of what CP is and to help gain funding for cerebral palsy research, treatment, prevention and eventually a CP cure. The CP treatment protocols have not changed much over the past 50 years and we need help to change the CP therapeutic treatments. Cerebral Palsy is not a disease, rather it is the most common motor disability in infants. Our Philadelphia Cerebral Palsy lawyers at the Trapani Law Firm are proud to assist the CP community by brining attentiveness to the Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month of March.
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Uncontrolled movements and writhing of a child
Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Stiff muscles and a jerky movement by a child or baby
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: Poor coordination and balance of a child
Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: Poor coordination and balance of an infant
There are different types of CP with different conditions. It is possible to have a mixed-type Cerebral Palsy or any combination of the different types of Cerebral Palsy. Our Cerebral Palsy attorneys at the Trapani Law Firm are here to help you and your infant get the therapy and rehabilitation needed after a CP diagnosis.
Philadelphia Medical Malpractice that can Result in a Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
Negligent Monitoring of the baby throughout pregnancy to detect mutations, abnormalities genetic issues, infections or any other CP risk factors that could cause Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia PA or Allentown PA.
Negligent Monitoring of Heart Rates of both the infant and the mother during natural delivery or C-section delivery malpractice in any Philadelphia hospital. If the child shows an abnormal heart rate it shows there may be reduced oxygen or blood flow to the child’s brain. Philadelphia doctors should make decisive and timely action by enabling a cesarean section delivery without delay. Any C-section delay could be considered Philadelphia medical malpractice.
Premature Birth Requires Special Treatment and immediate action by the Philadelphia hospital. Failure to do so is considered Philadelphia medical negligence. Additionally, if an infant is born with low birth weight, this can also cause hemorrhaging during child birth and after delivery. There is a link between premature birth and CP. If you believe a doctor or hospital committed birth injury malpractice in Philadelphia, please do not hesitate to call the Trapani Law Firm for a free consultation.
Our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers are here to help if your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia or Allentown PA. We offer free consultations and an experienced Philly Cerebral Palsy lawyer will be happy to meet you at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) or Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest in Allentown PA. Our birth injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning we won’t get paid unless we win your medical malpractice birth injury lawsuit. Call us anytime at (610) 351-2330. We’re always here to help.