Birth Injury Claims
Cerebral Palsy is effectively a condition effecting the nervous system caused by an acquired injury or defect to the young developing brain. The resulting symptoms of Cerebral Palsy are poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, spasms and tremors and there can be problems with sensation, hearing, swallowing and speaking.
Cerebral Palsy can have varying root causes. Cerebral Palsy can be caused by complications or infections during pregnancy, during childbirth but also after childbirth.
Cerebral Palsy is often as a result of hypoxia which is a starvation of oxygen to the brain resulting in brain injury and consequential physical disability. When these complications are mismanaged by the Doctors or the midwifery team involved the catastrophic implications for the child involved would entitle them to compensation through the courts because with proper management the condition could have been avoided completely or greatly reduced.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy he or she may have any of the following symptoms :
- Low muscle tone
- Unable to hold up their own head
- Poor muscle control reflexes and posture
- Feeding or swallowing difficulties