An average of 1 in 323 children in the United States has cerebral palsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1. This makes cerebral palsy the most common motor disability in childhood.
Most cases of cerebral palsy are present at birth. But, what parents may not know is that up to 10 percent of all cases of cerebral palsy were due to the negligence or substandard care of a medical professional.
Finding out your child suffers from a lifelong disorder like cerebral palsy is heart-wrenching and overwhelming. While the last thing a parent wants to think about is a lawsuit, contacting representation early in the process is important in ensuring your child gets the best care possible with the help of compensation.