Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Blog

The Role of Asphyxia in Cerebral Palsy

While asphyxia during a delivery may seem like a simple concept – that oxygen flow was interrupted, causing distress to the baby or “fetal distress”– the wide variety of causes leading to this interruption make it one of the most concerning and specific focuses of Cerebral Palsy prevention at present….

Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) and Cerebral Palsy

As Cerebral Palsy can represent a collective term for injuries suffered around a child’s birth, it’s natural to immediately assume complications occurred in the womb or during delivery that led to the CP. However, there’s another cause of CP that can take place after the delivery that is important to…

Editorial: The Truth Behind Birth Injury Funds

This is an editorial from the founder of Stern Law, PLLC, Ken Stern: As you may have seen in the news, legislators in Maryland are proposing a ‘birth injury fund’ that has raised significant controversy. The difficulties and failings with so-called “funds” to compensate birth injury victims are well-established. This…

Battling the Misconceptions about Cerebral Palsy

As if the challenges associated with raising a child with Cerebral Palsy (diet, motor function, educational and social discrimination, etc.) were not enough, parents frequently face a wide assortment of unnecessary battles. Battling misconceptions associated with a birth injury resulting in Cerebral Palsy is important from an awareness standpoint, but…

Medical Records and Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy

The head of our organization, Ken Stern, has spoken at length about the frustration we all feel about the statute of limitations for birth injuries and, specifically, the wide variances which exists on a state-to-state basis when it comes to applying the statute of limitations. Such limits often prevent well-meaning…

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits: Why They’re Necessary

All too often, we hear from parents who wonder why it’s necessary to engage in a cerebral palsy lawsuit for their child. After a diagnosis, families often feel overwhelmed, with little energy to focus on anything beyond the care and future of their child. The idea of a cerebral palsy…

Modified Bicycles for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? It feels like summer started yesterday and yet, for much of the U.S., snowflakes will soon be falling. Shopping for your child with cerebral palsy can be difficult, especially based upon the severity of his or her CP. If you’re…

Understanding Cerebral Palsy Statutes of Limitation

The law is filled with terms that you may have heard in a movie or tv show, but never truly understood. While ideas like negligence or standard of care can be self-explanatory, understanding what statutes of limitation are can be difficult even for people in the law to understand. So…

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