Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Blog

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May 05, 2017

Bullying can have a major impact on a child’s life and is a common occurrence on school grounds, before and after class starts. The National Center for Educational Statistics found that one out of every five students have reported being bullied. The numbers for that increase even more so when it comes to children with disabilities. With people with disabilities being bullied two to three more times likely than their non-disabled peers. When bullying occurs it can disrupt a student’s life and...

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April 28, 2017

Botulinum-A Toxin (Botox) is commonly known in the cosmetic industry to be injected into the skin to get away pesky wrinkles. Botox is made up by bacteria but when used correctly it can be a lot of help to others. It has also been known to help children with Cerebral Palsy. A study has found long term effects helping gross functions when children were injected with the Botox.

Some children who used the drug saw drastic improvement which even lead them to use their limbs in a proper...

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Retinopathy of Prematurity, eye screening
April 20, 2017

Many complications can occur when a baby is born premature. One of those complications that can happen to your loved one is Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Retinopathy effects the blood vessels of the eye that can cause permanent blindness. If a baby is born premature, a mother should be aware of the importance of newborn screening to protect a child and halt the damages of Retinopathy. There are many different stages of the severity of the disorder that can happen to your infant. The best...

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special needs travel, entertainment guide
March 30, 2017

Entertainment Guide

Thinking about planning a vacation? Stern Law offers a great entertainment guide that can help you plan the perfect trip for a family with a special needs child. Our entertainment guide includes everything needed to plan an amazing trip. So, the next time you head out the door, you will be absolutely be ready to hit the road. The guide includes helpful traveling, packing tips and plenty of resources. When you are planning...

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merry go round
March 24, 2017

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Amusement parks and museums are near the top of any family’s list of places to visit for fun and enrichment. These popular destinations need not be off limits for families of children with special needs. Many amusement parks and museums feature accommodations that allow everyone to get the most out of a visit.

Below are highlights of seven major attractions across the country, with insider tips for parents of children with special needs. These are just some of the many...

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Statute of Limitations, cerebral palsy, lifetime benefits
March 13, 2017

Statute of limitations are laws emplaced in which dictates the time frame you have to take action on a claim after the event has happened. When the time has passed over the date, a person can no longer file a claim against a person or entity.  Each state has a different set of limitations for different claims. The window in which you can file a claim can vary quite drastically ranging anywhere from as short as a two-year window to as long as ten years.  The goal of the law is to orchestrate...

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March 02, 2017

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes it clear that everyone with a disability has the right to receive a proper education no matter the extent of their disability. This law also requires that schools must try to adapt their systems to meet the needs of their students. However, many education institutions fall short when it comes to being all they can be when it comes to this. The case of Ehlena Fry is a prime example of schools failing when it comes to...

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
February 17, 2017

When your baby’s brain is cut off from oxygen it can lead to dire consequences. Brain cells can begin dying in as little as five minutes of oxygen deprivation. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury caused by having a lack of oxygen to the brain. Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy due to asphyxia is a leading cause of death and impairments among infants. It can cause development delays, mental and physical impairments as well as Cerebral Palsy. Babies with HIE have a 50% chance...

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Baclofen,Baclofen pump, spasticity, cerebral palsy
February 09, 2017

What is Baclofen and a Baclofen Pump?

Baclofen is medicine used to treat muscle symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. Muscles receive electric signals from your nerves that instruct when to tense up and when to relax. These signals can become abnormal due to damaged nerves which results in spasticity. Ending with muscles not moving correctly and tensing up. Baclofen is a medicine that can help with this by restoring signals back to normal which improves how...

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February 06, 2017

Children and teens spend most of their time on school grounds. According to The University of Michigan adolescents spend around 32.5 hours a week around the classroom. That number does not include the extra hours that are made up by after school activities that include sports, clubs and events like dances or award ceremonies. Every parent wants their child to have a normal life. For...

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