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What is Athetoid Palsy?

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A new parent's worst nightmare is to learn that his or her baby has suffered a birth injury. Unfortunately, this reality is all too real for many parents.

Cerebral palsy is a type of birth injury resulting in brain damage that affects the body movement and muscle coordination. It generally occurs during pregnancy, at the time of the birthing process, or shortly after and can be caused by the negligence of a physician or hospital staff.

Athetoid palsy is a type of cerebral palsy that occurs when there is damage to the basal ganglia, which is located in the midbrain area. The condition results in slow, writhing involuntary muscle movement. The effects are generally found in the hands, feet, arms and legs. However, it can also be found in the face and tongue.

The condition can have lasting effects on a victim. It can impact his or her ability to hold objects and even eat.

An experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney can help you determine if your child’s birth injury is the result of negligence at the hands of someone else. You might be able to hold that party liable and seek the compensation that you and your child deserve.

For a free case evaluation, contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyers at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.
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