At The Killino Firm, we know birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. We recognize the emotional devastation that is often involved when parents first discover their child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, especially if it could have been prevented. As a result, we are dedicated to fighting aggressively on behalf of children and families affected by birth injuries such as cerebral palsy.
According to reports, roughly 8,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year. Sadly, many of these cases in Florida are caused by medical mistakes and could have been prevented. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you believe it could have been prevented, contact The Killino Firm for help.
We will discuss the circumstances of your case for free, and if we feel you have a legitimate case, we will conduct a thorough investigation and dig deep to expose any medical mistakes and/or negligence.
Protecting Your Interests
At The Killino Firm, our cerebral palsy lawyers are committed to helping parents resolve their cases in a timely and efficient manner.
We serve as tireless advocates for families harmed by cerebral palsy and other birth injuries and will provide you with our full attention and care to ensure you recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Causes of Cerebral Palsy
There are a large number of factors that can increase the risk of cerebral palsy. For instance:
- Asphyxia — lack of oxygen to the brain (this can occur during birth)
- Viral or bacterial infection contracted by a mother can also lead to fetal brain damage
- Birth trauma to the mother during pregnancy or to the infant during the birthing process
Cerebral palsy is essentially a group of conditions caused by damage to the brain. The condition is marked by an inability to control movements and posture. Depending on the severity of the condition, an affected child may experience one or more of the following:
- Muscle tightness and spasticity
- Involuntary movements
- Mental retardation
- Learning disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Hearing and vision problems
- Trouble swallowing
- Difficulty eating
- Difficulty breathing
- Speech impairment
- Bladder and bowel movement control issues
The effects of cerebral palsy can range from minor to severe and can dramatically impact a person’s quality of life. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you owe it to yourself to discuss your circumstances with an attorney to see if you qualify to seek compensation for your losses.
To schedule a free discussion of your case, contact out Florida Personal Injury Lawyers today.