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What is Cerebral Palsy?

How does Cerebral Palsy Result from Medical Malpractice during Labor and Delivery or Shortly after Birth?

Brain damage occurring before, during, or shortly after birth can cause a baby to suffer permanent disability and functional impairment, often characteristic of one or more of the several types of cerebral palsy (spastic, hypotonic, athetoid and ataxic cerebral palsy causing hemiplegia, diplegia or quadriplegia).

When medical malpractice during labor and delivery or shortly after birth is the cause, the permanent brain injury could have been avoided. Our medical malpractice trial lawyers can help.

Types of Medical Malpractice and Surgical Malpractice

Birth Injuries and Labor and Delivery Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy

The baby above was born in perfect health. Unfortunately, not all babies are so lucky.


Birth Injuries and Labor and Delivery Malpractice

Table of Contents

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I. Cerebral Palsy: A Lifelong Medical Condition

A. What is Cerebral Palsy?

B. Definitions of Cerebral Palsy

II. Three Main Types of Cerebral Palsy

A. Classified by Type of Movement Disorder

1. Spastic Cerebral Palsy

a. What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

i. Spastic
ii. Spasm
iii. Spastic Paralysis

b. How Does Spastic Cerebral Palsy Interfere with Movement?

c. What Causes Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

d. Do Cases of Spastic Cerebral Palsy Vary in Severity?

i. Mild Spastic Cerebral Palsy Cases

ii. Severe Spastic Cerebral Palsy Cases

e. Does the Severity of Spasticity ever Change in Cases of Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

f. What can be done to help control the severity of cases of Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

2. Athetoid Cerebral Palsy (Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy)

A. What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

i. Athetosis Defined

B. What Causes Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

i. Severe Newborn Jaundice

ii. Blood Type Incompatibility

a. Rh Disease

C. Is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

3. Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

A. What is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

i. Ataxia

B. What Causes Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

C. Is There a Cure for Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

i. Some symptoms may improve

ii. Some symptoms may worsen

4. Combined Classifications of Cerebral Palsy

III. Four Forms of Cerebral Palsy

A. Classified by Severity of Permanent Disability and the Body Parts Affected

1. Quadriplegia

2. Diplegia

3. Hemiplegia

4. Triplegia

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