Sadly, cerebral palsy is a Kentucky birth injury that still occurs when doctors are negligent during labor and delivery. Although rare, spastic quadriplegia is the most severe form of cerebral palsy that occurs at birth.
Quadriplegia is a form of cerebral palsy that affects the movement in the arms and legs, and spastic quadriplegia is defined as the lack of movement in all four limbs as well as to the trunk.
In addition to the paralysis, children with this severe form of cerebral palsy can also suffer compounded disabilities, including:
- Mouth and tongue muscle control problems
- Mental retardation
- Speaking troubles
- Uncontrollable shaking and tremors on one side of the body
This type of birth injury can leave a child wheelchair bound with eye movement as the only way to communicate. As a parent trying to raise a child with spastic quadriplegia, you will need constant help as your child will need medications administered, heart rate monitoring, movement to different positions so pressure sores don’t develop, and other care. In addition, your child will need to undergo different surgeries and therapies during his or her lifetime, and you will need to make sure you have the finances to get the care he or she needs.
To make sure you are in a financial position to take care of your child’s well being after a Louisville doctor caused your child’s birth injury, call the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 to talk with a skilled Ohio and Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyer in a free case consultation today.