California Birth Injury Lawyer
Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Dr. Bruce Fagel
California cerebral palsy lawyer Dr. Bruce Fagel is committed to representing victims of medical malpractice, including birth injury victims throughout California. If your child is suffering from developmental delays,
symptoms that may indicate
cerebral palsy or has been
diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you need a skilled attorney on your side as soon as possible to determine whether you can recover compensation from the doctor or hospital responsible for your child’s condition through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Facts about Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy involves a number of complex neurological disorders that can range in severity from minor motor skill dysfunction to involuntary movement and seizures. On this page, we have compiled basic facts and some statistics regarding cerebral palsy to help you better understand these medical conditions.
- There are actually multiple types of cerebral palsy, including spastic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy and ataxic cerebral palsy.
- Cerebral palsy may not be diagnosed until a child is 2 or even 3 years old.
- Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive condition, meaning it will not worsen over time.
- The lifetime costs associated with cerebral palsy may total into the millions of dollars.
- Lack of oxygen to the brain is a known cause of cerebral palsy. Additional causes include asphyxia, premature delivery, infection and head trauma.
- Cerebral palsy was first identified in 1860 by a British surgeon William Little.
- It is estimated that 10,000 infants will develop cerebral palsy each year, in the U.S. alone.
- Approximately 80% of those who suffer from cerebral palsy have spastic cerebral palsy, the variation which is characterized by stiff and difficult movement.
- Approximately 80% of cases involving cerebral palsy are developed before the baby is one month old.
- It is estimated that 70% of children with cerebral palsy developed it due to an event before birth which interfered with normal brain development.
- Developmental delays are estimated to affect 25-33% of children with cerebral palsy.
- Seizures may be associated with cerebral palsy.
Contact California birth injury lawyer
Dr. Bruce Fagel today if your child is suffering from cerebral palsy and you suspect this may be the result of medical malpractice.