Philadelphia Attorneys New Jersey Attorneys Pennsylvania Lawyers Golomb & Honik P.C.

Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

Cerebral palsy refers to a collection of neurological disorders that affect a variety of body functions, including coordination, muscle control, cognitive function and balance. While cerebral palsy can be caused by genetics or maternal infections, it is often caused by a birth injury that is the result of medical negligence.

The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for parents of children who suffered birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, as a result of medical negligence.

Types of Cerebral Palsy

There is no single recognized classification system for the various types of cerebral palsy, but cerebral palsy is often broadly categorized in one of three ways based on the condition’s impact to motor function:

  • Athetoid, which is characterized by involuntary movement and general lack of coordination
  • Ataxic, which affects balance and depth perception
  • Spastic, which is indicated by muscle stiffness, lack of limb control and exaggerated reflexes

Cerebral palsy is often the result of preventable birth injuries, especially circumstances in which an infant is deprived of oxygen during labor or delivery.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that may be the result of lack of oxygen, infection or bleeding in the brain.

While cerebral palsy can develop during pregnancy, it is sometimes the result of medical malpractice. Lack of oxygen during labor and delivery, and physical trauma during childbirth are the most common causes of cerebral palsy in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Cerebral palsy often necessitates lifelong management and care, which may include medication, and physical and cognitive therapy.

If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence, please contact the Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik for your free case evaluation. We welcome clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102