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Videos Discussing Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy can be a complicated condition that even lawyers and medical professionals can be left with questions about. The following videos look to provide a general understanding around CP for parents to better understand the condition and what it means for their child.

 

What Is Cerebral Palsy And How Is It Caused?

Learn more about Cerebral Palsy, the causes of this complicated condition and what it can mean for a child now and for years and decades to come


What Are The Causes Of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a complicated condition that can confuse even medical professionals, which often takes several months or longer to diagnose. Learn more about CP, how it's caused and what you can do to improve your child's future.


Are There Treatments To Prevent Or Cure Cerebral Palsy?

While exciting research has improved our understanding of Cerebral Palsy as a condition; how to prevent CP and ways to combat its symptoms in children and adults, there is still more work to be done.


How Do Doctors Diagnose Cerebral Palsy?

Because Cerebral Palsy is a very complicated condition, the diagnosis process, often requiring several months or more, can be confusing to many. Learn about the steps associated with diagnosing Cerebral Palsy and whether your child is receiving the required medical care (and diagnosis) needed to maximize their abilities, while overcoming challenges.


Why Is Cerebral Palsy So Prevalent?

Despite years of medical advances and technolgical progress, Cerebral Palsy still remains a potential problem in any birth. Why is CP so prevalent and what more can be done? Learn here what attorney Ken Stern has come to understand over three decades of experience in dealing with birth injuries


What Are The Early Signs Of Cerebral Palsy?

Better understand the signs and symptoms and signs of Cerebral Palsy, as well as your next steps if you are still seeeking the proper diagnosis and more


If You Have A Child With Cerebral Palsy, Here's Why You Should Contact Stern Law

The limited time you have to explore your child's Cerebral Palsy diagnosis for legal options and valuable lifetime benefits may be closing soon. Contact Stern Law to find out what your options are and the steps to move forward, all while receiving access to free resources and information to help your child with CP.


Situations Surrounding Cerebral Palsy

How Often Is Cerebral Palsy Caused By A Lack Of Oxygen?

Better understand how lack of oxygen can lead to a brain injury in an uborn child, ultimately resulting in a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis


What Is Birth Asphyxia?

Better understand this dangerous oxygen depriving complication and how it can lead to a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.


Understanding Cerebral Palsy: What is HIE?

Due to a lack of oxygen, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (or "HIE") is an extremely dangerous condition that can have significant consequences for the long term health and well-being of a child. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, watch this video and learn about what occurred and what your next steps should be.


What Are The Complications Of Birth Asphyxia?

No parent expects their child to be injured as the result of a lack of oxygen. Asphyxia is a condition where access to oxygen, either through the umbilical cord or placenta, is compromised, resulting in brain damage. This brain damage, in turn, can lead to a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis and special needs (and challenges) for a lifetime. Better understand birth asphyxia in our video


What Causes Birth Asphyxia & HIE?

A baby is dependent upon blood flow through the placenta and umbilical cord for its supply of oxygen. When blood and oxygen supply are compromised, the baby can be asphyxiated, causing Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy ("HIE") and brain damage. Learn how asphyxia and HIE are caused and their impact on a child's health, including a possible Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.


Can Birth Asphyxia And HIE Be Prevented By C-Section?

A C-Section may not be the preferred method of delivery to a pregnant mother, but it can become medically necessary when the baby experiences fetal distress or lack of oxygen, resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (or "HIE"). In this instance, a timely C-Section becomes a critical tool to preserve the health and well being of the child during delivery.


What Is Electronic Fetal Monitoring?

In all the chaos surrounding a delivery room, there are a wide range of devices used to monitor the health and well-being of a baby. An Electronic Fetal Monitor is an extremely important device that MUST be utilized effectively in order to properly manage labor and delivery. Learn more about fetal monitoring and its importance here.


Can Forceps Or Vacuum Extraction Devices Cause Injuries Like Cerebral Palsy?

It is critically important for parents to understand that while forceps or vacuum extraction devices can be used to safely deliver a child, they can also cause significant damage to the child when used improperly. That damage can include a brain injury resulting in Cerebral Palsy.


What Is Meconium?

The presence of meconium in the amniotic fluid may indicate that your baby experienced fetal distress, a warning sign that other complications might have been present. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, learn what this term means and the actions you should take on behalf of your child by viewing our video.


What Is Tachysystole?

What's the risk to a baby if contractions occur too frequently, resulting in Tachysystole? A complicated term in its own right, this condition can greatly impact the health of a child during delivery and have wide ranging effects on their health for years to come. If tachysystole appears in your medical records, it's critical that you have a birth injury attorney review the circumstances surrounding your delivery to ensure you received the medical care you (and your baby) deserved.


Are There Any Special Problems With The Delivery Of Twins?

Twins can lead to a complicated pregnancy and delivery, requiring special attention from medical professionals during the pregnancy, labor and following delivery. Premature deliveries frequently occur, creating increased risk. If either twin is facing challenges, including Cerebral Palsy, it's critical that you have the prenatal, labor and delivery, and newborn records reviewed to ensure you and your children received appropriate care.


Legal Action Surrounding Cerebral Palsy

Nobody plans on taking legal action on behalf of their child but, for some, it is critical due to the actions of medical professionals. Learn more about preventable Cerebral Palsy and the factors that go into birth injury litigation, including the pursuit of Lifetime Benefits.

 

What Are Lifetime Benefits?

Lifetime Benefits provide critical support and assistance for families of children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Learn how a child can qualify for Lifetime Benefits and the incredible impact these funds can have on the life of a child with CP for decades to come.


What Is Medical Malpractice?

A term that is sometimes miunderstood or misused, professional negligence or medical malpractice is actually a very serious charge with significant implications for doctor and patient alike. Learn about medical malpractice within the realm of birth injuries and Cerebral Palsy


How Frequently Does Medical Malpractice Around Cerebral Palsy Occur & How Often Is It Litigated?

Cerebral Palsy can and often does result from medical negligence, or deviations from accepted standards of medical care by medical professionals. This can lead to decades of needs and care related to their CP. Surprisingly few parents take legal action because they may be misled about the true cause of their child's CP. Learn more here.


How Do You Pursue A Birth Injury Case?

Don't be misled, and don't make the determination of whether your child's Cerebral Palsy was the result of a medical error on your own. A very substantial number of Cerebral Palsy cases occur because of medical errors prenatally, during labor and delivery, or as the result of care in the NICU. Take the first step to explore the reason for your child's Cerebral Palsy by looking into a birth injury case with our legal and medical professionals.


What Is A Medical Legal Review?

Intended to explore the cause of your child's Cerebral Palsy, a Medical Legal Review is a free opportunity to better understand how the brain injury occurred and what your child's options might be. For some, those options can include Lifetime Benefits that cover costs for treatment, equipment, transportation, housing and more for decades to come.


What Are Some Things We Look For In Medical Records To Prove That Cerebral Palsy Was Preventable?

Preventable Cerebral Palsy is a tragic reality for far too many families. When a doctor's mistake or deviations from standard medical procedures lead to a birth injury impacting the brain (and result in a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis), families have the right to look further into the matter and determine if their child qualifies for Lifetime Benefits. Find out more about what your medical records may reveal.


What Can You Do If Your Child's Medical Records Are Missing Or Altered?

While we would like to believe a hospital or medical professional always has our best interest at heart, the truth is that there are various things, intentional or unintentional, that can and do frequently occur that can impact your child's options. One of those things can be the loss of medical records, or the alteration of them, especially those surrounding your child's birth and subsequent Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. Learn more today.


My Doctor Said My Child's Cerebral Palsy Was My Fault - Are They Right?

In the vast majority of cases, no mother should feel responsible for causing a child's Cerebral Palsy. Learn more about causes of Cerebral Palsy and what your doctor may not be telling you and the significant options and benefits that may exist in your child's future.


 

When Should A Parent Contact A Cerebral Palsy Attorney?

A Cerebral Palsy attorney can help you to explore a wide range of complex legal issues, including whether your child's Cerebral Palsy may have been preventable. You need to act quickly, though, to avoid losing any claim due to the statute of limitations. Learn more here.


Why Is It Important To Hire A Birth Injury Lawyer?

An experienced birth injury lawyer will have the required experience and medical knowledge needed to pursue the assistance your child deserves. As Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong condition, the attorney you hire to examine your child's birth injury must be fully aware of the unique challenges and the decades of costs and care associated with properly providing for your child.


What Is The Statute Of Limitations?

Far too many parents realize that circumstances surrounding their child's Cerebral Palsy and birth injury could have been preventable, only to learn the statute of limitations has expired. Better understand this legal term and what it can mean for your child's future before time runs out


What Is The Statute Of Limitations To File My Birth Injury Case?

If you suspect your child's Cerebral Palsy may have been preventable, or more likely you simply don't kniow, the time you have to pursue legal action IS limited. By understanding the statute of limitations varies by each state, you'll be aware of the urgency needed in filing a claim and taking action as soon as possible to preserve your child's rights


What Are Some Of The Biggest Myths About Birth Injury Cases?

Far too many people are mistakenly led to believe, or may be deceived that a birth injury case is about revenge or is somehow frivolous. This is simply not the case. These cases require multiple experts in varying medical specialties to expose the truth about the cause of a child's Cerebral Palsy. Learn more here.


Will My Doctor Lose Their License If I File a Cerebral Palsy Case?

We hear from far too many parents that remain concerned about the impact a review of their child's birth injury may have on their doctor. The truth is that a child with Cerebral Palsy can only receive Lifetime Benefits to pay for decades of care if a Medical Legal Review is done. And the impact, or lack thereof, on the medical professionals involved may surprise you.


Are Birth Injury Cases Civil Or Criminal In Nature?

A birth injury case can only proceed when there is evidence that care management errors occurred during the pregnancy, or during the delivery and/or newborn period. Because Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy are lifetime conditions, a birth injury case can be a necessary step, though, due to the significant value that Lifetime Benefits can have for a child with CP. How that case is resolved and what it could mean for your family, as well as the responsible doctor or hospital, is covered in this short overview.


About Our Firm

Learn more about founding attorney Ken Stern, as well as the goals and principles behind Stern Law, PLLC and how we operate on behalf of our clients.

 

Meet Attorney Ken Stern

Attorney Ken Stern has spent the better part of three decades representing and assisting parents of children with Cerebral Palsy by providing free resources, and legal representation when needed most. Learn more about this dedicated and tireless advocate in this short overview.


 

How I Became Involved In Birth Injury Litigation and Cerebral Palsy

Attorney Ken Stern takes pride in the work he has provided to parents of children with Cerebral Palsy over three decades of valued service. Learn more about his work, his passion for helping children who suffer birth injuries and how our firm can help your family!


What Are The Concerns Of Parents That Keep Them Up At Night?

Attorney Ken Stern has made helping parents of children with Cerebral Palsy his life's work. With that passionate undertaking comes learning about a wide range of concerns for families of children diagnosed with CP. Learn more about Ken's concerns surrounding birth injuries and parents rights in this video!


Why Practicing Birth Injury Law Is So Rewarding To Me

As a birth injury attorney for the past three decades, Ken Stern has received his greatest reward from helping the families of children with Cerebral Palsy receive the justice they deserve. Learn more about this dedicated and compassionate advocate here.