Malpractice and Spastic Quadriparesis
Call a Birth Injury Lawyer for Free Advice about Cerebral Palsy
While any form of cerebral palsy can alter a family’s life permanently, some forms of the condition are more severe than others. Specifically, spastic quadriparesis and spastic quadriplegia are the most serious forms of cerebral palsy. Those who have these conditions often require significant amounts of special care, therapy and ongoing medical assistance.
Families need support to provide for children affected by spastic quadriparesis. Our birth injury lawyers have recovered substantial results for families and children dealing with birth injuries. Our firm’s founder, attorney Richard M. Shapiro, has a background working in the health care industry, which gives him unique medical knowledge and experience. Likewise, attorney J. Brent Jones used to work on the other side of the courtroom as a defense attorney for hospitals, so he knows how to counter the arguments hospitals use to deny responsibility.
What is Spastic Quadriparesis?
About 77 percent of children identified with cerebral palsy have spastic cerebral palsy. People with this condition have stiff muscles and increased muscle tone, which makes it difficult and painful to move. Spastic cerebral palsy may affect the legs (spastic diplegia or diparesis), one side of a person’s body (spastic hemiplegia or hemiparesis) or all four limbs, the trunk and the face; this last form is spastic quadriparesis or quadriplegia. Quadriparesis usually indicates a partial paralysis, while quadriplegia means the person is fully paralyzed.
Those with spastic quadriparesis typically cannot walk and may have many other developmental and learning disabilities. They may experience seizures, and they might have problems seeing, hearing or talking.
My Child has Spastic Quadriparesis. What Can a Birth Injury Lawyer do?
Just like any other instance of cerebral palsy, the negligent actions of a physician, nurse or other hospital worker can cause spastic quadriparesis. If your child developed this serious form of cerebral palsy, a health care professional could be at fault. Medical professionals make careless errors at an alarming rate, and your child could be the victim of such an error.
The costs of caring for a child with spastic quadriparesis can be immense. We have the resources and experience to determine whether medical malpractice occurred, and we can seek compensation on your behalf, which will allow you to get your child the best care possible. If we are unable to secure compensation for your case, you do not owe us any fees.
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At the Shapiro Law Group, we are committed to causes, not just cases; we work to improve the quality of medical care infants and other patients receive by ensuring that medical negligence is met with harsh consequences. If you would like to receive a free case review, call our Florida lawyers at (800) 258-HELP or fill out the contact form on our site today.