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Is Cerebral Palsy a Birth Injury? – Birth Injury Safety Check

First, what’s cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that handle movement and muscle control.

How is this damage caused? Sadly, sometimes it’s caused by medical errors during childbirth. Birth injury attorney Laura Brown reviews the costs of this injury and why medical providers need to be held accountable for their mistakes.

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Flexible Spoon Making It Easier for People with Cerebral Palsy to Eat

LiftwareImagine not being able to feed yourself or only being able to eat with your fingers. Eating foods like soup would be very messy and probably out of the question. This would have a severe impact on your diet and your independence. Unfortunately, many people with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other motor control conditions have a great deal of difficulty feeding themselves. Fortunately, some of the better minds in technology have come up with a product that will allow people with cerebral palsy and severe shakiness to sit at the table with their families and feed themselves.

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What’s the Difference Between Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and Klumpke’s Palsy?

“Palsy” is a medical term for types of paralysis or partial paralysis that involve different parts of the body and may have different causes. Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy have some things in common. First, they all involve “palsy,” or paralysis of some type. Second, they can all be the result of birth injuries.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. Cerebral palsy is a physical disability in which a child has difficulty or is unable to control the movement and posture of his body due to “palsy,” resulting in lack of muscle control.

Cerebral palsy can be the result of damage to the brain caused by lack of oxygen. This lack of oxygen can occur during pregnancy while the baby is still in the womb or during labor and delivery.

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