Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Working with a Lawyer on a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

Submitted by jrlaw on Oct 28th, 2011

If you're considering suing for a birth injury, you'll want to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. There are time limitations on how long after the fact you can sue, so you have to make sure that you're on the right side of them. If you wait too long, you could miss your chance.

The Beginning

The first thing a lawyer will usually want is a summary of your situation. Sometimes you can give it to them over the phone and sometimes you can contact them online. They'll just want the basics. If it seems like you might have a case, they'll want you to come in. A Texas cerebral palsy lawyer will usually offer this consultation service for free. This is where they'll get more information about your potential claim.

If You Have a Claim

If it seems like you have what it takes to move forward with a cerebral palsy lawsuit, the lawyer may want to enter into a contingency agreement with you. Under this agreement, they'll put your case together and argue it in front of a jury for you. They'll also be willing to sit down and work out a settlement with the other side, if an acceptable one seems to be in the offing. Either way, they won't charge you for any of this unless you actually do win some money. If you win money, their legal fees will be taken out of that sum. This allows you to pursue the case without risk if you should happen to lose.

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.

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