Though, you have probably heard of the term, you may not be familiar with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects movement, motor skills and muscle tone. It can have a life-time impact on a child.
In many cases, cerebral palsy is the result of a birth injury. The disorder can affect children in many ways. For some children, the severity of physical disability may be mild. A child who has been mildly impaired may eventually be able to walk.
However, for some children, the condition can leave them severely impaired. Many cerebral palsy patients find themselves confined to a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
When a birth injury leads to cerebral palsy, it is often a result of negligence by a doctor or physician.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy from a serious birth injury, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We have been helping families in Ohio and Kentucky for the past 35 years.