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
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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
- 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
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Work With Our Nationally Recognized Birth Injury Attorneys
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
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