Birth Injury

The Injury Behind a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

There are a variety of emotions that can come to the surface for every parent once a child is diagnosed with. For some, especially if it occurs immediately after birth, it can come as quite a shock. Unfortunately, such a prompt diagnosis is likely due to significant injuries during delivery….

Is There a Cure for Cerebral Palsy?

A cure for Cerebral Palsy does not exist at this time. CP, the short name for Cerebral Palsy, is based upon a unique birth injury affecting a child’s brain before, during, or after delivery. How this brain injury affects the child can vary, and symptoms differ significantly based upon both…

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…

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…

6 Uses for Lifetime Benefits

Every parent wants the best possible outcome for his or her child. Parents of children with special needs are especially dedicated to addressing potential issues and challenges because of how often they can be ignored by governmental officials, educators, medical professionals, and society as a whole. With programs aimed at…

4 Delivery Issues Indicating Cerebral Palsy Was Preventable

There are a number of circumstances by which Cerebral Palsy can become a reality for your child. Some of these circumstances can be unavoidable, while others cannot; the truth surrounding CP is that a wide number of factors can come into play regarding its cause. Unfortunately, many parents are unaware…

How to Find the Best Birth Injury Lawyer for your Child

Choosing an attorney to represent your child’s interests in a medical malpractice case related to Cerebral Palsy can be extremely stressful for parents. Because of the required experience and resources necessary to handle such a case, you want the best birth injury lawyer for your child and that’s no simple…

Only Three Years to Sue for a Birth Injury?

It can be both saddening and frustrating each week to hear from earnest, wonderful parents about their children with Cerebral Palsy and to learn that legal action was required just a few years sooner. This is a constant, yet unfortunate reality for our team because far too often a family…

Understanding Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

Child birth is often the happiest day of a parent’s life as a new boy or girl is brought into the world. However, the days before, during and after a child’s birth can be everything but happy for parents who face complications during delivery. Birth injuries are an unfortunate occurrence…