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Chicago Birth Injuries Lawyer Cullotta handles The Following Types of Cerebral Palsy & Brachial Plexus Trauma

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I. Three Major Types of Cerebral Palsy (CP): Spastic, Dyskinetic & Ataxic

According to Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation, in the United States 500,000 children and adults have Cerebral Palsy. 

Spastic Cerebral Palsy (CP): 

Seventy-to-eighty percent of children and adults has Spastic Cerebral Palsy (CP).  Spastic CP describes someone with stiff muscles and can affect one or both sides of the body. 

Spastic Hemiplegia experience stiffness on one side of the body; their legs turn inward. 

Spastic Quadriplegia describes a person with muscle stiffness in all limbs, the torso. 

2. Dyskinetic (Athetoid) Cerebral Palsy: 

Ten-to-twenty percent of children and adults has this type of Cerebral Palsy. It effects the entire body. 

The person with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy also lacks the ability to learn how to control their body well enough to sit and walk. For example, their movement is rapid, jerky, and uncontrollable.

Dyskinetic CP causes difficulty speaking and swallowing.

 3.  Ataxic Cerebral Palsy:

Five to ten percent of  children and adults have Ataxic Cerebral Palsy.  

This condition describes a person who has impairments in balance & coordination; may walk with an unsteady gait.

Contact Cullotta Law Offices to schedule a free consultation at their Glenview or Chicago Law Firm. 

II. Chicago Lawyer For Birth Injury For These 2-Common Types of Trauma To Brachial Plexus:

1. Scaring - Brachial Plexus nerve

Scaring trauma to the brachial plexus nerve during delivery may resolve 3 to 4 months of therapy and physical therapy or surgery. 

2. Stretching - Tearing Brachial Plexus Nerve

Brachial Plexus Injury occurs during the child birth delivery

Contact Cullotta Law Offices to schedule a free case review at their Glenview or Chicago Law Firm. 

III. Chicago Birth Injuries Lawyer For Other Types of Birth Injuries

Other types of birth injuries from medical negligence that can result in birth injuries:

    1. Breach birth or footing presentation, can result in anoxic brain injury or HIE

    2. Gestational diabetes, leading to large sized babies and delivery problems that can result in shoulder dystocia and erb's palsy

      1. Rh factor differences between a mother and child

      2. High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia

    3. High risk delivery and transfer to appropriate facility

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 Contact Cullotta Law Offices to schedule a free case review at their Glenview or Chicago Law Firm.  


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