Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer in Nashville, TN

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At Kinnard Law, we do not take our clients' tragedies lightly. If your child has cerebral palsy as a direct result of medical negligence, we understand that this may be one of the most difficult times of your life. Seeing harm done to your child can be extremely frustrating and heartbreaking.

While your child can still live a full life, there are practical expenses and emotional challenges that come along with raising a handicapped child. This is can a tremendous financial burden for any family—especially when it is caused by the actions of the very medical professionals tasked with protecting your child.

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The good news is that you have legal options. Our Nashville birth injury lawyers can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve following a serious delivery room error or obstetrics malpractice. We have 150+ years of collective experience and Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Specialists on staff.

Call us today at (615) 933-2893. We look forward to helping you pursue a just outcome.

Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Advancements in medicine allow doctors to be fully prepared for childbirth. They know what to expect, when a child is likely to arrive, and have many resources at their fingertips to react appropriately in emergencies. Unfortunately, this preciseness and medical efficiency does not always happen in labor and delivery.

Cerebral palsy can be caused by:

  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction methods
  • Improper fetal heartbeat monitoring
  • Umbilical cord compression
  • Lack of oxygen

All of these issues can be prevented when proper medical care is provided. There are even preventative measures that can be taken if a mother and child seem to be at risk. When a doctor or medical professional fails to identify these risk factors, medical negligence or malpractice may have played a part in your child’s diagnoses of cerebral palsy.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Symptoms of cerebral palsy appear within the first three years of life. Common symptoms include:

  • Abnormal muscle tone resulting in slouching
  • Delay of developmental milestones, including speaking or crawling
  • Problems with feeding and sucking
  • Unusual crawling
  • Stiff or floppy movements
  • Poor balance
  • Easily startled
  • Awkward positioning when lying down
  • Coordination problems
  • Hearing or eyesight issues
  • Problems with bowel or bladder control
  • Seizures
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swallowing problems

Types of Cerebral Palsy

There are three different types of cerebral palsy. The first is spastic cerebral palsy in which the child is stiff and has difficulty with movement. The second type is athetoid cerebral palsy where the child has uncontrolled and involuntary movements. The last type is ataxic cerebral palsy where the child has difficulty with balance and depth perception.

Can Cerebral Palsy be Treated?

Cerebral palsy cannot be cured and treatment usually involves multiple medical professionals who help parents to assist in their children's development. Treatment can include therapy, medication, braces or surgery. Treatment will be different for every child and may be very expensive depending upon the child's needs.

Raising a child with cerebral palsy is often a very expensive undertaking due to the necessary treatment. If your child has cerebral palsy and you believe negligence caused by doctors or nurses during delivery is the cause, consider contacting an attorney specializing in medical malpractice.

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Although there is nothing we can do to reverse this tragedy, we can help you obtain a measure of justice, hold the negligent doctor responsible, and help you obtain full and fair compensation for your child's special needs.

Our Nashville cerebral palsy attorneys handle our clients' cases with empathy and skill. You can focus on your family's recovery while we focus on fighting for the favorable outcome you need to move forward.

Let us be your advocates. Reach out to us at (615) 933-2893.

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