Cerebral Palsy

  • Ohio and Kentucky Cerebral Palsy Injury Attorneys

Counsel for Families and Victims Living with Cerebral Palsy

An accomplished Kentucky medical malpractice law firm

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that causes severe debilitating effects on the normal functions of a baby, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, thinking and being able to perform activities of daily living. CP can be congenital or result from the negligence of care providers involved in the baby’s delivery. At Crandall & Pera Law, our team of attorneys and registered nurses can investigate claims of negligence that resulted in cerebral palsy to help our clients determine which steps to take next. We have helped people throughout Ohio and Kentucky when their children have suffered with birth injuries because of medical negligence.

The facts about cerebral palsy

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cerebral palsy affects about 1 in 323 children in the United States. CP is the result of brain damage and can range in severity: Some victims may have a little difficulty walking, while others may require the use of mechanized wheelchairs and electronic communication systems. CP is classified into four different groups: Spastic, Dyskinetic, Ataxic and Mixed, the final classification being a mixture of the aforementioned three groups.

CP never “gets worse,” but the symptoms may change as years go by. People with CP may also experience problems with their:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Spines
  • Speech
  • Joints

In some cases, people with cerebral palsy may also develop seizure disorders, or suffer with intellectual delays. In all cases the condition is incurable, so children who develop CP will have it for their entire lives.

Negligence can lead to CP

Though cerebral palsy is sometimes congenital, it can be the result of medical negligence. Oxygen deprivation can cause CP, as can infections or excessive force during labor, as with forceps. The drug Pitocin, used to induce labor, is also linked to CP. Negligent postpartum care, such as failing to diagnose and treat jaundice, may also lead a child to develop cerebral palsy.

Crandall & Pera Law has seen firsthand the devastating effects a birth injury can have on a family. If you suspect that your child’s CP was the result of medical negligence, contact us to discuss what happened. We will sit down with you to discuss your case; if the evidence points to medical malpractice, we work hand in hand with you as well as outside medical experts to build a strategy tailored to your family’s needs.

Take back control after your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy

Crandall & Pera Law takes a special interest in birth injury cases. We strive to provide comprehensive care for families living with CP throughout Ohio and Kentucky. To schedule a no-obligation consultation, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form. We have four Ohio law offices conveniently located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chagrin Falls as well as locations in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220

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