Cerebral Palsy Medical Definition

What is Cerebral Palsy?” 

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Cerebral Palsy Medical Definition

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Cerebral Palsy medical definition: Cerebral Palsy is a medical condition resulting from a permanent brain injury that either occurs before, during, or shortly after birth. It is characterized by lack of muscle control and body movement in different parts of the body, and can promote issues with gait, posture, muscle tone, and coordination. Cerebral palsy diagnoses are usually made shortly after birth, but sometimes show up later on in childhood.

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Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Cases

Cerebral Palsy is not a common condition but it is a lasting and disabling one that in many cases is due to a birth injury that may have been avoided. Most commonly Cerebral Palsy is a result of brain injury during birth or from birthing complications, such as a lack of oxygen, which may constitute medical malpractice

Doctors are responsible for safely delivering babies and should know how to diagnose and treat any issues that arise that may lead to complications or harm such as Cerebral Palsy. 

Examples of Cerebral Palsy Malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose health problems
  • Injuries during birth, especially to the head/brain
  • Lack of treatment
  • Improper management of underlying health problems 

No family deserves the heartbreaking diagnosis of cerebral palsy due to malpractice. It may be possible for you to file a cerebral palsy lawsuit if medical malpractice caused your child’s condition. Contact a Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer today to review your case: 800-392-4529




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