Cerebral Palsy

Compassion and Expertise in Handling Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice Cases

Liro Willer brings the same medical literacy and legal expertise to cases involving cerebral palsy as it does with other birth injury cases. If you are coping with your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis, know that Liro Willer will address your family’s case with compassion and accompaniment as well as unparalleled expertise in birth injury cases.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (SER-uh-brul PAUL-zee), abbreviated as CP,  is a group of motor disorders, characterized by unusual or involuntary movements, resulting from abnormalities or damage to the cerebrum, the part of the brain that controls movement. It is non-progressive, meaning it will not get worse over time. Cerebral palsy in many cases may cause joint and bone deformities. Many children living with cerebral palsy also have vision problems, hearing difficulties, cognitive impairments, or seizure disorders such as epilepsy.

CP, though it can be influenced by genetic or environmental factors, is often caused by birth injuries that, unfortunately, result from the mistakes made by medical professionals. It is among the most common childhood motor disabilities, with one out of just over three hundred children being affected.

Cerebral palsy manifests differently from patient to patient. In some children, impairments are mild and they can expect to grow up and live independently. Others will never be able to live independently and may require round-the-clock care.

How Could Your Child’s Injury Have Been Prevented?

Since the majority of cerebral palsy cases are attributable to birth injuries, it is all too common that the medical professionals made mistakes while treating your child, whether by unskillful application of techniques or failing to recognize your child’s distress in a timely fashion.

Cerebral palsy typically results as a complication of low oxygen levels in the brain, or hypoxia. Hypoxia, if untreated, can cause a type of brain damage called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE in turn can cause cerebral palsy and associated conditions such as epilepsy.

The risk factors cerebral palsy are well-known. The procedures that medical professionals use to prevent and mitigate the risk for cerebral palsy are well-established. Your child, and your family, deserve accountability for the damage caused by medical professionals who should have done better.

Liro Willer Law: Here for Your Family

In building your family’s case for damages following a cerebral palsy diagnosis, Liro Willer Law will demonstrate that the actions of medical professionals lead to your child’s injury and your family’s distress. Combining years of experience with a firm understanding of medicine, Liro Willer will provide you with the medical expert support necessary to file a medical malpractice suit.

Call the office today to discuss your family’s particular situation.

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