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What is Spastic Diplegia?

Spastic Diplegia is a form of Spastic Cerebral Palsy in which your child's leg and hip muscles are overly rigid and tight. This causes your child's legs to cross at the knees, making it difficult to walk. The kind of movement that is typically associated with Spastic Diplegia is often referred to as "scissoring."

Pittsburgh Birth Defect Attorneys Represent Clients Throughout Western PA

Spastic Diplegia (also called diplegic cerebral palsy) is one of the five forms of cerebral palsy. Often times children with spastic diplegia will exhibit poor coordination due to impaired muscle control. Some of these may symptoms include:
  • Fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Walking on toes
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Strabismus (one eye turned inwards)

These are just a handful of the many symptoms your child can exhibit if they are diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Pittsburgh, PA. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with spastic diplegia, or any form of cerebral palsy, contact the birth injury lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA now.


Call the Skilled Birth Injury Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA at Berger & Lagnese, LLC for a Free Consultation

Birth Injuries are never something that someone plans for. More often, they are thrown at them unexpectedly and can be incredibly difficult to deal with. That is why it is so important to hire a skilled Pennsylvania attorney that you can really trust. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC our team of lawyers has tons of experience handling cerebral palsy and other birth injury cased in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Our office is located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and consultations can be scheduled either online here or via phone, at (412) 275-4122. If your child suffered a birth injury at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Jefferson Hospital or any other hospital in the Pittsburgh, PA area, the team at Berger & Lagnese, LLC are here to help.