Has Your Baby Been Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the brain that permanently affects a person's movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy appears in infancy and early childhood and is often the result of medical negligence during labor and delivery.

If a doctor's mistake caused your child to suffer a brain injury, you need a Dayton cerebral palsy lawyer on your side. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our medical malpractice lawyers, paralegals, nurses, other medical providers, accountants, economists and experts are ready, willing and able to help you and your family get the justice and compensation you need to support a child with cerebral palsy and help that child lead a productive life.

To learn more about your legal rights and options, schedule a free consultation with our experienced lawyers. Call 937-353-4305 or contact us online.

Handling many types of cerebral palsy cases

Every year, an estimated 10,000 babies develop cerebral palsy in the U.S., according to the United Cerebral Palsy Organization. There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including:

  • Spastic, which involves muscle stiffness and permanent contractions
  • Athetoid or dyskinetic, which involves uncontrolled, spontaneous movements. Control of posture is difficult.
  • Ataxic, which involves poor coordination and balance. Speech may be difficult.

At Elk & Elk, we have experience with cases involving these and other types of cerebral palsy.

Medical negligence during delivery increases the risk of cerebral palsy

While cerebral palsy can happen for many reasons, one of the most common risk factors is medical negligence. Negligent caregivers need to be held accountable for their actions and affected children and their families need to be fairly compensated for these mistakes. A child with cerebral palsy may need a lifetime of special care, education and may even have a diminished quality of life.

If you suspect labor mismanagement caused harm to your child, get an experienced lawyer on your side

At Elk & Elk, we have over 50 years of experience helping to protect the rights of families affected by cerebral palsy. We have a team of medical malpractice lawyers and support staff who are ready to help you  get the justice and the compensation your family needs to provide loving care to a child with cerebral palsy.

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Let us show you the difference a law firm with our experience and resources can make. Call our lawyers at Elk & Elk at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) or fill out our free, no-obligation online contact form.