Some cases of cerebral palsy are caused by mistakes made by doctors or nurses that lead to a low level of oxygen, trauma or reduced blood sugars, which in turn cause permanent injury to the brain.
The most common type of cerebral palsy associated with medical error is cerebral palsy of the spastic quadriplegia or dyskinetic type. Spastic quadriplegia is characterized by underdeveloped limbs and rigid joints. Children may experience impairment of one side of the body (hemiplegia), the legs (paraplegia), both arms or legs (diplegia), or all four limbs (quadriplegia).
Children with cerebral palsy often need a lifetime of care and support, including ongoing work with speech pathologists, physical therapists, psychologists and occupational therapists. The cost of this care often runs into the millions of dollars. The emotional and financial toll of cerebral palsy can be devastating. Financial compensation can ease the burden on parents and maximize the chances for the best possible outcome for your child. Our Toronto-based lawyers have helped parents across Canada get compensation for their children with cerebral palsy.