Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy Often, cerebral palsy can go undetected or undiagnosed for months, or even years, as your child’s delays become more noticeable as he or she gets older. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cerebral palsy is generally diagnosed during the first or second year […]Common Treatment Options for Cerebral Palsy
Common Treatment Options for Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the body’s ability to control movement and posture. Your baby may develop cerebral palsy if his or her brain did not develop correctly inside the womb. Your baby may also develop cerebral palsy if an obstetrician or other health care provider injured […]Can Adoptive Parents File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?
Can Adoptive Parents File a Birth Injury Lawsuit? Adopting a child can be just as exciting for the adoptive parents as giving birth to a newborn. By choosing to adopt, you may have questions for the adoption agency about the child’s medical history including information about the child’s birth and the prenatal care of the […]Study Analyzing Information from Private Cord Blood Bank Helps Characterize Cerebral Palsy Patients
Study Analyzing Information from Private Cord Blood Bank Helps Characterize Cerebral Palsy Patients According to findings of a study published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities, data from a private U.S. cord blood bank registry may offer key information to patients with cerebral palsy. Cord blood contains stem cells, a type of cell that […]Study: Trunk Exercises May Improve Walking Ability in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Study: Trunk Exercises May Improve Walking Ability in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy may find that their ability to keep an upright position or walk is difficult because their disability affects one side of their body. The body’s core muscles, surrounding the trunk and pelvis, are essential to supporting the […]Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?”
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 […]Boy with Cerebral Palsy Inspires All to “Live Like Laird”
Boy with Cerebral Palsy Inspires All to “Live Like Laird” Laird, a young boy with cerebral palsy, shares his love for life on his blog www.lairdmurfey.com. While Laird is unable to type or write, he recounts his life experiences living with a disability by using a Tobii, an eye-gaze device that he uses to communicate. […]Will Florida’s Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Affect My Birth Injury Claim?
Will Florida’s Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Affect My Birth Injury Claim? A judge in Miami, Florida has ruled damage caps in a medical malpractice lawsuit are unconstitutional and unfair to injured plaintiffs. In a July 2018 ruling, Judge Jose M. Rodriguez refused to implement the 30-year-old cap of $350,000 in damages, labeling it as outdated. […]Man with Cerebral Palsy Visits the Beach for the First Time
Man with Cerebral Palsy Visits the Beach for the First Time A video of a 36-year-old man living with cerebral palsy has been viewed over 70,000 times. The video captures the man’s happiness as he sees the beach for the first time. The Alabama native traveled to Panama City Beach, Florida to experience the seaside. […]U.S. Named “Most Dangerous” Country to Give Birth in the Developed World
U.S. Named “Most Dangerous” Country to Give Birth in the Developed World An investigation by USA Today found that the U.S. is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. In addition to the thousands of birth injuries that occur each year, over 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth, […]
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