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The Realities of Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 21st, 2010

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy affects approximately 25% of the people with the disorder. All types of cerebral palsy are the result of brain injuries. In all of its various forms, cerebral palsy is defined by an inability to control the muscles. The muscle tone is oftentimes very uneven, and Dyskinetic CP is particularly known for this symptom.

One of the first symptoms of Dyskinetic CP is uneven muscle tone. One part of the body may be very stiff and other parts very floppy. In infants, the limbs may feel particularly floppy and this is one of the first symptoms of the disorder. There are sometimes more dramatic symptoms associated with this disorder, as well.

Some individuals who suffer this disorder have uncontrollable muscle movements. These may manifest as very powerful and random movements of the arms and legs. In the individuals with the worst injuries, it may be virtually impossible for them to maintain a standing or sitting position or to utilize their muscles for fine and precise tasks. Some individuals will require a lifetime of care.

For the parents of children with CP, the best option is sometimes to consult with an attorney. There are attorneys who specialize in baby injury cases, and these are the best professionals to consult with for CP cases. This is because the injuries associated with CP are sometimes caused by natural causes and there is no one to blame. There are cases, however, when this injury could have been avoided altogether but wasn’t because the doctors or hospital was negligent in one regard or another.

If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation may come from a jury award or from a settlement, if the doctor or hospital’s insurance company wants to avoid going to court. If this is the case, you don’t have to go before a jury. There is no guarantee, however, that these cases will win.

If you need an attorney to consult with, you can find one who works on contingency. They sometimes offer free consultations to their clients to see if they have a case worth pursuing. If you do, these attorneys will pursue it for you with no upfront fees. You only pay legal fees if you win your claim either in court or out. These attorneys may be able to help you get help paying for the costs of this injury.

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