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Can Brain Injuries at Birth Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Damage to the motor cortex of the brain, the region responsible for muscle control and coordination, causes Cerebral Palsy. Each year, two to three of every 1,000 babies born are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. If the brain injury was avoidable or caused by medical negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the […]

Customized Toothbrush May Help Improve Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Customized Toothbrush May Help Improve Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy Due to fine motor skill impairments, performing everyday tasks such as teeth brushing can be difficult for people with cerebral palsy.  However, according to a new study published in the journal Special Care in Dentistry, cerebral palsy patients may improve their oral health […]

Video Game Designed by Doctoral Student to Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Video Game Designed by Doctoral Student to Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy A University of Toronto doctoral student has designed a video game similar to Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” specifically to help children with cerebral palsy during occupational therapy. To make characters perform an action, players must open the palm of their hand, encouraging targeted muscle movements. […]

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Turns Heads as Beetlejuice for Halloween

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Turns Heads as Beetlejuice for Halloween A nine-year-old Illinois boy with cerebral palsy loves getting into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in extravagant costumes every year. This year, he is celebrating Halloween dressed as Beetlejuice.  His parents are always thoughtful in selecting his costumes to accommodate his wheelchair, having dressed […]

Nike Signs First Athlete with Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs First Athlete with Cerebral Palsy On National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (October 6, 2018), after a grueling cross-country race, runner Justin Gallegos received the news that he would be the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with sportswear giant, Nike. In May of this year, Gallegos, a runner on the club team at […]

Success of Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) Surgery May be Predicted by Gait Analysis, Study Finds

Success of Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) Surgery May be Predicted by Gait Analysis, Study Finds Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) surgery is designed to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow an individual to walk with flat feet, correcting “tiptoe walking” commonly seen in individuals with cerebral palsy. In a retrospective study published in the European Journal of […]

Study: Walking Causes Lower Leg Fatigue in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Study: Walking Causes Lower Leg Fatigue in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy A recent study published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has shown that when walking, children with moderate-to-severe spastic cerebral palsy experience increased lower leg muscle fatigue compared to children without the condition. Researchers analyzed 13 children with spastic cerebral palsy and 14 […]

New Test Measures Functional Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy

New Test Measures Functional Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy A recent study published in the journal Developmental Neurorehabilitation found that a new version of the functional strength measurement (FSM) test is a reliable way of measuring functional strength in children with cerebral palsy. The new FSM-CP test measures functional strength in the lower and upper […]

Study Says Early Speech-Language Therapies May Benefit Toddlers with Cerebral Palsy, Language Delays

Study Says Early Speech-Language Therapies May Benefit Toddlers with Cerebral Palsy, Language Delays A new study published in the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology suggests that early language intervention is key for children with cerebral palsy. Toddlers with cerebral palsy that are unable to speak may benefit from early speech-language therapy to help overcome […]

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Therapy Aimed at Involuntary Hand Movements

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Therapy Aimed at Involuntary Hand Movements Unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (“USCP”) patients, whose motor movements are impaired on only one side of their bodies, may benefit from targeted rehab therapy focused on controlling involuntary hand movements, according to a study. German researchers developed a “bimanual therapeutic regimen” for […]

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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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