Cerebral palsy pertains to a group of chronic conditions that hinder body movements and coordination of the muscles. CP occurs due to brain damage, which will typically occur during fetal development or infancy.
A person who has cerebral palsy sustained an injury to their brain (cerebral). Individuals with this condition cannot use certain muscles of the body (palsy). Cerebral palsy patients may experience an inability to walk, verbally communicate, digest food or play with other children in the traditional sense.
Cerebral palsy is not a disease and is not communicable. Unfortunately, CP is incurable in the accepted sense — children with cerebral palsy will always have the condition; however, through education, therapy and applied technology, children with CP can blossom — leading fulfilling, productive lives.
If your child or loved one was injured as a direct result of Medical Malpractice on the part of a negligent healthcare professional, you should immediately contact the veteran Maryland Cerebral Palsy Lawyers at Snyder & Snyder to schedule a free consultation.