Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
After parents bring home their newborn, their new life begins with a precious child. Part of the expectation parents have for their baby is that, as the child develops, he or she will meet certain milestones of development. When those milestones are not met, many parents will raise legitimate concerns to their doctors.
Concerns About Motor Function and Movement
Many families of children with cerebral palsy come home from the hospital with a diagnosis of birth injury. Some, however, will be sent home without a clear indication that something may indeed have gone wrong during the delivery process. As a child ages, signs of cerebral palsy and other forms of birth injury may emerge. Among the milestones a child may not meet are the ability to roll over, begin crawling, or walking.
As a child grows older, and these mobility issues present themselves further, a doctor may diagnose a child with cerebral palsy. Rehabilitative therapy and, depending on the nature and type of cerebral palsy, other medical intervention may be recommended. Parents who are joyful at the prospect of their child surviving beyond what may have been a difficult delivery may have that initial happiness tempered by the prospect of the challenges that lay ahead for their family.
Legal Information for CP Families
Doctors are the best source of information for families about their child’s care in the short and long term. However, when you need to understand how your child’s circumstance came to be, and how you can obtain the best support for your child, legal advice may be of help. The team at Renaud Law Group has helped many families in Western Canada secure what they need to build their family’s future.
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Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. His trial work has taken him around the province, and has involved cases in front of both judge alone and juries.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.