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What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

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There are many variations of cerebral palsy and it is often the result of a birth injury, either before, during or after the birthing process. One such type is called spastic cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is a condition that impairs motor coordination and is generally the result of a head injury resulting in brain damage.

Spastic cerebral palsy is a type of cerebral palsy that occurs when the child suffers brain damage in the cerebral cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain. Spastic cerebral palsy is considered the most common type of this condition and is found in 70 to 80 percent of children who develop cerebral palsy.

Spastic cerebral palsy concerns the increased tone or tension in a muscle. The condition can result in a disruption in communication between the brain and muscle(s). This can result in a muscle to be constantly tense or spastic, sometimes throughout the entire body.

In many cases, the condition is the result of negligence on the part of a physician or hospital staff. You should speak with an experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney to learn about your options and if you can hold the medical provider liable. 

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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