Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

Cerebral Palsy is a type of birth injury caused during childbirth. It is a combinations of disorders that can ultimately impact a child’s gait, muscle tone, motor skills, coordination and cognitive development. A child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy will never recover nor will they lead a typical child’s life. Treatment of Cerebral Palsy is a life long ordeal that can cause you, your child and your entire family great stress on several levels such as emotional and financial. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a result of the birthing process in Delaware you should immediately contact a Delaware Birth Injury Lawyer.

Contact Shelsby & Leoni P.A. to discuss your rights. You, and your child, may be entitled to benefits and compensation per Delaware Personal Injury Law. Call the Delaware Birth Injury Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. by dialing 302-995-6210. They have offices in Wilmington and Baltimore to serve you.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is divided into 2 categories: congenital and acquired. Cerebral Palsy that is caused during the birthing process falls into the congenital category. It can be caused by trauma to the baby’s head during birth, improper use of forceps during delivery and a prolonged shortage of oxygen to the baby’s brain while being delivered.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

There are 3 primary types of Cerebral Palsy, each with its own set of symptoms. Although it is important to know that each case is unique and your child may demonstrate symptoms for one or more Cerebral Palsy types. The types are:

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy – this type is distinguished by the child having problems regarding balance and depth perception

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy – with this type the child may suffer from involuntary muscle movements that they cannot control

Spastic Cerebral Palsy – this form exhibits extreme muscle rigidity, stiffness and muscle spasms

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

The most common Cerebral Palsy symptoms include:

  • Bleeding In The Brain
  • Meningitis
  • Head Injury
  • Jaundice

How a Delaware Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You

Many cases of Cerebral Palsy are a direct result of substandard medical care. A birth injury will change your life and your child’s life forever financially , emotionally and psychologically. Your child may never be able to enjoy the same quality of life as other children. You may face insurmountable medical expenses and mental anguish. All of this may entitle you to benefits and compensation. Working with a skilled and experienced Delaware Medical Malpractice Attorney will ensure that you get all benefits and sources compensation you and your family are entitled to.

Contact a Dover Delaware Birth Injury Law Office

Call the Delaware Medical Negligence Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. by calling 302-995-6210. Or, you may email the Newark Delaware Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni here. Mr. Shelsby & Mr. Leoni are very skilled Delaware Trial Lawyers who will do their best to make all liable parties responsible for your injuries and get you the compensation you deserve.

Shelsby & Leoni serve victims of medical malpractice throughout all of Delaware and Maryland including: Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Lewes, Elkton, Bel Air, Towson, Baltimore, Annapolis, College Park and Hyattsville.