Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

The term cerebral palsy applies to different types of neurological disorders that can interfere with a person’s coordination, muscle control and balance, among other physical and cognitive functions. Cerebral palsy is sometimes due to genetics or a maternal infection during pregnancy, but it is often the result of a birth injury caused by medical malpractice.

The Alabama birth injury attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates understand the challenges faced by children with cerebral palsy as well as the impacts a birth injury can have on entire families. If you believe your child developed cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, please call our Birmingham cerebral palsy lawyers at 205-545-7475 for your free consultation.

While there is not widely accepted medical classification system for the different forms of cerebral palsy, the condition is typically categorized in one of three ways depending on how motor functions are affected. These broad categories include:

  • Ataxic cerebral palsy, in which balance and depth perception are impacted
  • Athetoid cerebral palsy, in which a person experiences involuntary movements and lack of coordination
  • Spastic cerebral palsy, in which a person suffers muscle stiffness, lack of limb movement control, and exaggerated reflexes

Although cerebral palsy can develop during pregnancy, it is often a preventable birth injury that results from medical malpractice. A physician’s improper response to a condition such as hypoxia during childbirth can contribute to the onset of cerebral palsy or other conditions.

Those with cerebral palsy often require lifelong care, which may entail costly prescription medication, physical therapy and cognitive therapy. The Birmingham attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are dedicated to helping birth injury victims and their families seek the financial security they need as they move forward.

If you believe your child has cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates for your free consultation with our Birmingham cerebral palsy lawyers. We are proud to represent clients from the greater Birmingham area and throughout all of Alabama.