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Kentucky Birth injury Can Result in Cerebral Palsy

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There are many types of Kentucky birth injuries that can be the direct result of negligence on behalf of the delivering doctor and/or hospital staff. One type of birth injury includes cerebral palsy.

Definition of cerebral palsy
According to the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture that is caused by injury or abnormal development in the immature brain, most often before birth.

Common factors leading to cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy can often times be the result when there is a:

  • Medical mistake made, resulting in a birth injury
    Random mutations
    Maternal infections
    Lack of oxygen to the baby's brain
    Infections contracted by the infant
    Traumatic head injury

Symptoms of cerebral palsy
There are many signs and symptoms indicating that your child may have cerebral palsy, including, but not limited to:

  • When muscle tones are either too stiff or too floppy
    Lack of coordination with muscles
    Problems with sucking and eating
    Delays with the development of speech
    Speaking difficulties
    Excessive drooling and swallowing difficulties

If your child has sustained a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy, 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.

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