Cerebral Palsy

Was Your Child Seriously Injured?

According to medical professionals, approximately 10,000 children in America will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy every single year. Currently, an estimated 500,000 people under the age of 18 suffer from this condition, and more than 760,000 people are affected by cerebral palsy in the United States today. The symptoms can vary in severity, but there is no known cure for this condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost of caring for a child with cerebral palsy can be around $1 million, but that number could increase depending on the severity of the condition.

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If your child suffered a serious birth injury that caused their cerebral palsy, you deserve the chance to fight for the compensation you deserve in court. At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our San Francisco birth injury lawyers have spent decades representing clients across the United States, and through our efforts have secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. Contact us today to discuss your legal options with a member of our firm.

Symptoms And Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

Every person with this condition is affected differently, and the symptoms can range from crippling to moderate. Some people are only affected in certain areas while others’ entire bodies can be affected by these symptoms. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Involuntary movements
  • Mental disabilities
  • Issues with vision and hearing
  • Seizures
  • Inability to perform precise movements
  • Trouble swallowing and eating
  • Difficulty walking
  • Trouble speaking
  • Abnormal posture
  • Abnormal reflexes

Some treatments can help alleviate and potentially even prevent some of these symptoms from affecting someone with cerebral palsy, but the success rate is heavily tied to how soon the condition is diagnosed. Like with most conditions, the sooner treatment can start, the more effective it will likely be. This condition often starts showing signs of developing early on, even during pregnancy, so it’s important for doctors to keep a close eye on the infant in order to take action as soon as possible. Some of the more common warning signs include:

  • Maternal Infection: Diseases like Chickenpox, herpes, rubella, Zika virus, and toxoplasmosis can increase the risk of a mother giving birth to a child with this condition.
  • Asphyxia: When a fetus or newborn infant is deprived of oxygen during at any point, it can cause serious and permanent damage.
  • Low Birthweight: Infants who are born weighing less than five and a half pounds are at risk of developing cerebral palsy.
  • Premature Birth: Children born three week early, or even earlier, are more likely to develop cerebral palsy.

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Finding the right attorney to represent you in your time of need can feel like an overwhelming decision at times. At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we understand just how devastating your situation can be, and our San Francisco birth injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that you are put in the best position possible. Our firm has secured the highest birth injury verdicts in California, Colorado, Washington, and Hawaii at the time they were awarded, so you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you work with us. Call our firm at (888) 831-8448 to discuss your case, or fill out our online form to start out with a free case review.

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