The whole body is affected in patients with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, or spastic quadriplegia. The word spastic means stiff, the combining form quadri means four (in this case referring to four quadrants of the body), and plegia means paralysis. A quality cerebral palsy attorney could help you learn more about this condition.
Both arms, legs, and the trunk are affected in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. This drastic condition prevents most patients from walking, interferes with speech, stiffens the limbs, and causes the neck to flop. It is common for these patients to have seizures.
This kind of cerebral palsy causes moderate to severe mental retardation. Two goals for treating these patients is to increase their mobility and make them comfortable.
This severe form of cerebral palsy can have a number of causes. All involve some form of damage to or deformity of the brain. They include:
This form of cerebral palsy can also be caused by certain health problems in the mother, such as:
Because the whole body is affected, quadriplegic cerebral palsy can present many kinds of complications. These can include:
The severity of quadriplegia can range from mild to very serious.
If you have a child with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, you might want to contact a birth injury attorney to find out your right to compensation. Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is experienced in handling these types of cases and will be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
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