Understanding Choreoathetoid Cerebral Palsy in Oregon
One of the most catastrophic or devastating types of personal injuries is a birth injury. Of all birth injuries, cerebral palsy may be one of the most devastating. There are several different types of cerebral palsy, and many have subsets. One type of cerebral palsy is choreoathetoid cerebral palsy. This is a devastating type of CP which requires intervention, training, and physical or occupational therapy. Families that have a child diagnosed with this type of CP will need to seek expert medical advice and help. They may also need to seek the advice of Portland birth injury lawyers when they see the warning signs of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy.
This is because choreoathetoid cerebral palsy can be caused by Oregon medical malpractice. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers will not admit that they caused this type of birth injury. Some healthcare providers may even lie about it. This is why Portland birth injury lawyers are needed to review a case. A trained lawyer with a litany of medical experts to help review a case can be essential to establishing fault against a negligent hospital, defendant, or healthcare provider if they caused any type of cerebral palsy.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
In general, cerebral palsy or CP is a disorder or group of disorders which affect how the brain functions. The damage to the brain is usually significant to the motor areas of the brain such as the basal ganglia and cerebellum. Cerebral palsy can cause weakness and an inability to move. Cerebral palsy could also result in a devastating physical injury, disability, or physical manifestation of a symptom which does not allow a person to move properly. The severity of CP affects the level of disability. Individuals with the same type of CP may have completely different symptoms and levels of disability.
What is Choreoathetoid Cerebral Palsy?
This is a type of CP which is different that many others. It is usually more disabling and difficult on an individual because there are two very distinct types of cerebral palsy present. The warning signs of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy can therefore be more difficult to accurately diagnose as first due to the mixed symptoms.
The first part is the athetoid part. This type of CP causes the following:
- Slow and writhing movement that are involuntary
- Inability to stand up
- Inability to walk or run
- Unpredictable and random muscle movements
- Muscle overflow issues which is when one muscle group is moved but another muscle group that is “hardwired” next to the intended group also moves
- More difficulty with fine motor movement or straightening posture
- Slower involuntary movements
- Many other symptoms.
The second part is choreo. This type of CP causes the following:
- Random movements
- Jerky movements
- Irregular and uncontrolled muscle movements
- Rhythmic movements
- Sudden muscle contractions
- Involuntary movements
- Abruptly starting and stopping movements
- Many other symptoms.
Victims With these Warnings Signs of Choreoathetoid Cerebral Palsy Might Have Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Oregon
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
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