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Birth Injury Attorneys, Legal Action and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is such a unique condition, involving the brain and resulting in a diverse amount of symptoms, legal action surrounding CP cases can be extremely complex. Any legal action involving medical facts is always difficult, but a lawsuit surrounding Cerebral Palsy can involve expert opinions, differing medical diagnoses, written…

What You Might Not Know About Cerebral Palsy

35%. In a certain context, 35% may not seem like a lot. After all, that’s just over a third, or slightly more than one out of every three. It’s even significantly below half. An interesting, but relatively small subset of the whole, you may say. But what if we told…

Funds for the Future: Lifetime Benefits

The idea of providing for your child’s future is a concern most parents have, particularly those parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. A child with Cerebral Palsy has needs in the immediate future, meaning day-to-day, as well as in the weeks, months and years to come. Setting money aside to…

What is a Birth Injury?

Beyond helping parents of children with Cerebral Palsy connect with a wealth of resources, assistance and legal information, our organization also works to answer questions on a wide spectrum of issues. As a result, birth injuries are a common focus. It occurs to us, though, that many wonder, “What is…

How Did This Happen to My Child?

Have you ever asked, “How did this happen to my child?” A parent of a child just diagnosed with cerebral palsy is informed that their child has a condition that is not a disease, not progressive, nor communicable and not curable. Attempts at physical and recreational therapy, along with surgeries…

The History of Cerebral Palsy

Since antiquity, the group of neuromuscular conditions collectively referred to as cerebral palsy have been observed and documented by various civilizations. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks noted symptoms of cerebral palsy, without understanding its cause or treatment. In an 1861 lecture to the Obstetrical Society of London, English surgeon William…

School Obligations for Stopping Bullying

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…

Birth Complications and Cerebral Palsy

Despite an extreme lack of awareness and education in the public surrounding Cerebral Palsy, it is still important to cut through the ‘weeds’ so to speak and explain this condition. Far too many parents experience the trauma of birth complications and Cerebral Palsy diagnoses when a medical professional deviates from…

Signs Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy May Have Been Preventable

We have discussed in-depth the various ways in which “medical misinformation” can be presented by medical professionals regarding Cerebral Palsy. Whether it’s using a different terminology that doesn’t carry as much gravity, letting parents think it will not be a lifelong issue, that it may have been preventable or even…

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