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Birth Injuries

Suspect A Birth Injury, Contact Personal Injury Lawyer Cullotta Law Offices In Glenview IL 

Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy

According to Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation, in the United States 500,000 children and adults has Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is not contagious.  Cerebral palsy (CP) is not progressive, however, its symptoms may change over time.

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

    1. Type one is called Spastic Cerebral Palsy.  70 to 80% of children and adults has this type of Cerebral Palsy.  Spastic means stiff muscles and can affect one or both sides of the body.

      • Spastic Hemiplegia means stiffness is on one side of the body; legs turn inward.

      • Spastic Quadriplegia describes a person with muscle stiffness in all limbs, the torso.  Their mouth and tongue are affected

    1. Type Two is called Dyskinetic (Athetoid) Cerebral Palsy: Ten to 10 to 20% of children and adults has this type of Cerebral Palsy. It effects the entire body.

      • The person with Dyskinetic (Athetoid) Cerebral Palsy lacks the ability to learn how to control their body well enough to sit and walk. For example, their movement is rapid, jerky, uncontrollable.This type of Cerebral Palsy also affects the person's mouth and tongue; causes difficulty speaking and swallowing.
    1. Type 3 is called Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: 5 to 10% of  children and adults have this type of Cerebral Palsy (CP) .

  • Ataxic CP describes a person who has impairments in balance and coordination; may walk with an unsteady gait.

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II. Birth Injury: 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 is a personal injury during the child birth delivery

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III. Other Types of Birth Injuries

Other types of birth injuries from medical negligence that can result in birth injuries. These may include. 

      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
      3. Rh factor differences between a mother and child
      4. High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia
      5. High risk delivery and transfer to appropriate facility

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