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What is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy is the least common form of Cerebral Palsy. With Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, the fine motor skills are most affected. If your child has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, they will likely have difficulty with shoe tying, shirt buttoning, cutting with scissors, and any other activity that requires intact fine motor skills. They also may have balance and coordination problems. Children with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy may also suffer from something called "intention tremors," a shaking that begins with a voluntary movement. If your child reaches for a toy, for example, their hand and arm may begin to shake. As they get closer to the toy, the tremor worsens.

Birth Defect Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA Defend Clients with Cerebral Palsy

When a newborn is diagnosed with cerebral palsy their parents world can be turned upside down. Parents are eagerly awaiting the birth of their child throughout the duration of the mother's pregnancy, and suddenly once a birth injury is diagnosed that excitement turns into anxiety. And although the emotional toll can be great, there is also the financial toll that must be accounted for as well. Cerebral palsy is a condition that cannot be cured/outgrown, which means a lifetime of medical expenses will accrue. This is why it is so critical to immediately find a respected lawyer who knows the ins and outs or birth injury cases. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the medical malpractice team at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA can let you know your options.

Contact the Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA at Berger & Lagnese, LLC Today

Birth injuries can happen to anyone, even at renowned Pittsburgh hospitals such as UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Jefferson Hospital or St. Clair Hospital. Any hospital is capable of making negligent mistakes that could harm your child. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, or any birth injury, contact the Pittsburgh Birth Injury Attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC for a free consultation about your case. Our office is located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, and appointments can either be scheduled online or over the phone at (412) 275-4122.