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Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects the part of the brain responsible for maintaining muscle tone—the ability to use muscles to hold body parts in position. This can affect posture, ability to walk, and fine motor control. Athetoid or dyskinetic cerebral palsy can even influence the ability to speak. Individuals with cerebral palsy may also suffer from other disorders, such as seizures, vision and hearing impairment, and developmental disabilities.

If you learn your child has cerebral palsy and believe medical negligence may be to blame, it is crucial that you contact a birth injury lawyer immediately. Attorney and Doctor Michael M. Wilson has represented victims of birth injury and their families in the DC-Maryland area for over 20 years. He and his team can aggressively investigate your case to determine if you and your child are entitled to compensation.

Causes and Implications of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy has many causes, but in the context of birth injuries, the most important of these is deprivation of blood flow to the brain during birth. When an obstetrician fails to take proper care during the birth process or fails to recognize that the circulation or oxygen intake of the baby is inhibited, cerebral palsy and other types of brain damage can result.

Cerebral palsy is a non-degenerative disease, meaning that while symptoms may change over time, they normally do not worsen. Unfortunately, symptoms also do not improve and so far, there is no cure. Therefore, a child with cerebral palsy will continue to experience symptoms for the entirety of his or her life.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 the average lifetime expenses of a person with cerebral palsy were $921,000 higher than those of the average person. For this reason, it is especially important for Maryland families to speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Lawyers can help you hold negligent doctors and hospitals responsible and recover the damages necessary to offset the cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy.

Contact The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates

Having a medical malpractice lawyer who is also a physician can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. For a free initial consultation with Dr. Wilson, call him at (202) 684-2889 or contact him online. Located in Washington, D.C., the practice regularly assists clients in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, including Maryland and Virginia, and throughout the United States. Speak with a Washington DC cerebral palsy lawyer today.

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