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Cincinnati Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

The excitement and joy of giving birth to a child can take a serious and scary turn if the baby experiences a brain injury during or shortly after delivery. Parents and families should not have to deal with the consequences of medical malpractice – especially when it involves the wellbeing of a newborn child – but medical errors that lead to birth injuries are all too common. One devastating consequence of birth injuries is cerebral palsy, a permanent brain injury that affects muscle control and body movement.

While the causes of cerebral palsy are not fully understood, a widely recognized factor is medical malpractice during childbirth. If your family has been affected by a birth injury, the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve for medical bills and other expenses. Contact us at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal options.

Cerebral Palsy Classifications

Cerebral palsy encompasses a variety of symptoms and conditions. The severity and nature of each CP case falls into one of these four categories:

  • Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form and accounts for roughly half of all cases. Affected individuals have stiff, jerky movements and also have difficulty letting go of objects.
  • Ataxic patients have poor balance, coordination, and underdeveloped motor skills.
  • Atheoid cerebral palsy affects 20 percent of cerebral palsy patients and causes involuntary movement or muscle spasms.
  • Mixed cerebral palsy is when patients have a combination of any of the above conditions.

The effects of cerebral palsy are permanent and can drastically change the life of you and your child.

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You should not have to carry the financial burden of caring for a child with cerebral palsy alone. With the help of an attorney, you may be eligible to receive fair compensation. Contact a Cincinnati birth injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 today for a free legal consultation.

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Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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