After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

After a complicated delivery that may have involved birth injuries to your child, a cerebral palsy diagnosis can lead to a wide variety of questions. Why did this happen?

Could it have been prevented? What exactly is cerebral palsy? A cerebral palsy diagnosis can come at a number of different times during your child’s early life but is not something easily explained, or understood.

The team at MyChild (CerebralPalsy.org) has put together a number of kits dedicated to helping understand a cerebral palsy diagnosis, including what goes into the determination, signs of developmental delay and more.

Helpful kits relating to a cerebral palsy diagnosis include:

  • Kit #121 – Signs of Developmental Delay
    This kit helps you better recognize and understand signs of a child with cerebral palsy, empowering parents by providing information at a time of questions and concern.
  • Kit #131 – The Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Guide
    This kit is not only helpful for parents going through a cerebral palsy diagnosis, but also for family and friends who may want to know more about the medical team used for an assessment and the process used.
  • Kit #201 – The State Resource Kit
    For parents beginning to grapple with their child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis, Kit #201 is a helpful overview of government resources by state. These resources include government benefits, insurance evaluation tips, care plan processes and much more. This kit is merely an introductory effort; MyChild has much more in-depth, specific kits targeted to your unique needs as well.

One other helpful asset when understanding a cerebral palsy diagnosis is a Medical Legal Review. With such a review, a team of doctors, nurses and legal professionals audits the care provided by medical staff during the pregnancy, delivery and in post-labor care to determine the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy. Doing so is essential as it may uncover medical malpractice or negligence that will provide answers, as well as possible Lifetime Benefits, for you and your child.

The days, months, and even years, after a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be extremely difficult for parents. That is why organizations like MyChild are a tremendous support system in providing information and resources to families like yours. Visit cerebralpalsy.org for more information, or contact them at (800) 692-4453 for one of the kits mentioned above.

If you have questions about your legal rights after a cerebral palsy diagnosis for your child, you can call our offices at (800) 462-5772.

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