Does Your Child Suffer from Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
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Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy. Nearly 80% of cerebral palsy patients suffer from this form of the disorder, which limits movement to one or more tight muscle groups. The condition results in stiff and difficult body movements. Affected children may find it extremely challenging to move from one position to another or to grasp objects.
How Does Spastic Cerebral Palsy Affect the Body?
Spastic cerebral palsy is a result of damage to the motor cortex, or pyramidal tract. This is the part of the brain that helps coordinate body movements. As a result of spastic cerebral palsy, muscles are stiffly and permanently contracted. In addition, some individuals may suffer from uncontrollable shaking that affects the limbs on one side of the body. This condition is called hemiparetic tremors.
Spastic cerebral palsy not only occurs by itself, but also manifests in mixed cerebral palsy when combined with another form of the disorder. The most common form of mixed cerebral palsy combines spastic and athetoid conditions. In many cases, this will result in a patient with the tight muscle tone of spastic cerebral palsy and the involuntary movements of athetoid cerebral palsy.
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If your child suffers from spastic cerebral palsy, and you have reason to believe it was caused by birthing trauma, you may have grounds to seek financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Schedule a free initial consultation with the team at The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A. today to discuss your case and learn more about your options. You don’t pay unless we win your case!