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About Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

Symptoms of Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

Unlike other types of cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, sometimes called dyskinetic cerebral palsy, causes both damage to the central nervous system and poor muscle tone development. This results in involuntary, uncontrollable slow movement of extremities like arms, feet and legs. Sometimes these effects are further reaching and can cause children to have difficulty controlling either face and tongue.

Of children suffering from cerebral palsy, about 10-20% have athetoid cerebral palsy. This neurological condition doesn’t progress and it develops as a result of early life brain injury to the cerebellum or basal ganglia regions. As the control center for coordinating our bodies movements and posture, when this region is damaged certain activities are usually impaired, including:

  • Reaching
  • Speaking
  • Grasping
  • Feeding

When the body experiences stress responses, these symptoms can become exacerbated and become more difficult to control. During times of rest, like when the child sleeps, symptoms typically subside.

Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim if Your Child is Suffering!

Don’t allow your loved one to endure athetoid cerebral palsy in silence if you believe a medical professional’s negligence caused the condition. Speak with a Baltimore birth injury attorney from the Snyder Law Group, LLC, and see if you have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. We have a history of trying these cases and winning financial compensation for families enduring this condition.

Why hire the Snyder Law Group, LLC?

  • We have won hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements*
  • Our medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience
  • Our work is always on a contingency fee basis – no recovery, no fee
  • We will begin your case with a free, no-obligation evaluation

Our clients know we have their best interest at heart and in mind. At the Snyder Law Group, LLC, winning your case is our only goal, so don’t delay in calling at 410-THE-FIRM (843-3476)!

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