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About Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Read on for more information on the three sorts of Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

There are four primary sorts of Cerebral Palsy, and Spastic is the most widely recognized, compensating for a rate of seventy percent of all cases. This sort is, for the most part, portrayed by muscle firmness, tightness, and poor coordination. Spastic Cerebral Palsy is likewise separated into three main types. Read on for more information on the three sorts of Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

There are four primary types of cerebral palsy. This condition is frequently characterized by muscle firmness, tightness, and poor coordination. If your child was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy caused by your healthcare provider’s negligence, you may have the right to take legal action against them through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Common Types of Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Spastic cerebral palsy is separated into three main types. These include:

  • Cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia
  • Cerebral palsy with spastic diplegia
  • Cerebral palsy with spastic hemiplegia

Spastic Quadriplegia

Cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia is explicit to developments in the arms and the legs. Children determined to have spastic quadriplegia experience issues controlling their arm and leg development. Be that as it may, rather than muscle loss of motion, they will encounter muscle jolting because of the solidness. 

Spastic quadriplegia is normally brought about by harm to a particular piece of the sensory system, brain harm, bleeding, or absence of oxygen to the brain. Despite the fact that it is portrayed by arm and leg developments, this sort regularly influences the whole body, including facial muscles and our center.

Spastic Diplegia

Spastic diplegia centers around the lower portion of the body, fundamentally the legs. Otherwise called Little’s Disease (named after the specialist who discovered it), spastic diplegia is less serious than spastic quadriplegia since it affects only the legs. 

Children may have specific indicators, including scissoring or contracting developments of their leg muscles. Despite the fact that the legs are the primary body part influenced, kids with this kind of spastic cerebral palsy may have formative conditions developed, such as vision issues.

Spastic Hemiplegia

The inverse of spastic diplegia, this kind of spastic cerebral palsy primarily influences the chest area as opposed to the lower body. This structure is somewhat unique in relation to the others since it weakens the brain’s capacity to impart the best possible nerve signals to a patient’s muscles. This is the most widely recognized type of spastic cerebral palsy.

What to Do if Your Child is Diagnosed With Spastic Cerebral Palsy

If your child is diagnosed with any of the previously mentioned types of spastic cerebral palsy, it may be because your healthcare provider made a medical mistake or error during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Failure to recognize these signs of spastic cerebral palsy or the medical conditions that cause it could have contributed to your child’s diagnosis. Fortunately, medical malpractice laws across Maryland and Washington D.C. make it possible for you to take action and recover the compensation you need to cover your child’s medical expenses.

If you are interested in taking action after your child’s diagnosis, you can start by reaching out to a Maryland medical malpractice attorney at The Snyder Law Group, LLC. Our team will analyze the specific circumstances of your case to determine whether you meet the criteria for a lawsuit or medical malpractice insurance claim. We will handle every legal detail so you can devote your time to helping your child through these difficult times and learning how to live with the lasting impact of their spastic cerebral palsy diagnosis.

Recoverable Damages for Children and Families Living With Spastic Cerebral Palsy

The healthcare provider or facility responsible for your child’s medical condition should compensate your family for the struggles and financial losses you have experienced and may continue to experience due to your child’s spastic cerebral palsy diagnosis. To ensure you are compensated fairly, we will categorize your damages as being economic or non-economic.

Economic damages are also commonly known as special damages. These include monetary losses that are easy to quantify. Some examples of these financial damages include:

  • Medical equipment your child requires
  • Your child’s co-pays and prescription medications
  • Accommodations to your home
  • Current and future medical treatment your child may require
  • Your loss of income and diminished earning potential
  • Your child’s diminished earning potential

Non-economic damages are also commonly referred to as general damages. These can be more challenging to evaluate as they do not have a financial worth. Your attorney must quantify them based on the impact they have had on your life. Some examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Your child’s reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Your child’s disfigurement and skin scarring

You might have hoped you could also recover punitive damages as part of your medical malpractice claim. While punitive damages are possible, according to Maryland personal injury laws, they are only issued when the liable party’s conduct is intentionally malicious. 

It is unlikely the healthcare provider in your case intended for your child to suffer a severe or permanent medical condition. However, they should still be held accountable for their gross negligence and medical mistakes. You can find out exactly how much your spastic cerebral palsy medical malpractice case is worth when you contact your attorney to discuss the specific details of your case.

Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

If your child has recently been diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy, you may feel as though your world has been turned upside down. Our experienced Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys understand how frustrated you must be feeling. Fortunately, you can take action by filing claims with the insurance company and against the healthcare providers responsible for causing your child’s medical condition when you contact The Snyder Law Group, LLC for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Our firm has extensive experience handling countless types of medical malpractice and personal injury claims. We represent injury victims and family members throughout Washington, D.C., and the state of Maryland. Take advantage of this opportunity by filling out our quick contact form or calling our office today.

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