FB Attorney Lisa Weinstein: “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?”

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Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?”

People often ask me, “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?” Spastic cerebral palsy results from damage to certain areas of the brain called the motor cortex (which controls voluntary movement) and the pyramidal tracts (which help send signals to muscles).  Damage to the brain can occur before birth, during delivery, or within the first few years of life.

Symptoms of Spastic Cerebral Palsy

While your child’s doctor can diagnose and help treat cerebral palsy, there are certain signs and symptoms parents may notice:

  • Stiff, jerky movements
  • Exaggerated movements
  • Limited mobility
  • Abnormal gait
  • Walking on tiptoes
  • Abnormal reflexes

Understanding the Different Types of Cerebral Palsy

There are several types of spastic cerebral palsy, classified based on the location of movement issues. These include:

  • Spastic diplegia: Muscle stiffness is mostly seen in the legs
  • Spastic hemiplegia: One side of the body is affected, the arm often stiffer than the leg
  • Spastic quadriplegia: All four limbs are affected, as well as the torso and face

If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of malpractice, call us today at 877-262-9767 for a free consultation.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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