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Experienced Washington DC and Maryland Cerebral Palsy Lawyer – Attorney Walter E. Laake, Jr.

Maryland Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Cerebral palsy can be a devastating condition for both a child, and the child's parents.  This condition affects the child’s central nervous system and causes a variety of symptoms like abnormal development, latent development, mental retardation, seizures, lack of motor control, and paralysis, ranging from loss of use of a limb to full body spasticity and paralysis.  Some victims of cerebral palsy can never control their ability to go to the bathroom, and some even need lifelong assistance just to breathe.

This condition can be the result of a medical provider’s negligence either before birth or during birth, and can even rarely be caused during the hospital stay after the birth.  Anytime in these early hours and days of life in which oxygen or nutrients are cut off from the brain, cerebral palsy can develop.  Anything that causes the nervous system to develop abnormally can be a cause cerebral palsy.

If your child has cerebral palsy or any other birth injury, you should contact Maryland cerebral palsy lawyer Walter E. Laake, Jr. to discuss your options.  He has experience with birth injury and cerebral palsy cases, and knows how to get results. 

Cerebral palsy is especially devastating because often it is clearly preventable.  Proper procedures and prompt medical treatment can often determine that there is a problem with the umbilical cord, or the placenta or any other kind of fetal distress so that an emergency C-section can be done.  After a child is born, especially in the case of premature babies, untreated problems with breathing, circulation or digestion can also result in cerebral palsy. 

Because this condition is incurable and irreversible, the damage and the emotional cost of cerebral palsy is lifelong.  Maryland cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyer, Walter E. Laake, Jr., can help you obtain compensation to help with the staggering medical bills and expenses that mount over the course of the victim's life.

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