Spastic Quadriplegia

What is Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy?

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Spastic quadriplegia is considered the most severe manifestation of spastic cerebral palsy symptoms. People with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy are affected in all four limbs, the trunk and the face. Commonly, they are unable to walk, and often have intellectual disabilities and seizures. Their vision, hearing or speech may also be compromised.

Renaud Law Group is a highly skilled, personal injury law firm dedicated to helping families of those living with cerebral palsy in British Columbia. We are longstanding members of the CP community and have chosen to focus much of our practice on helping families obtain the financial and medical support they need to give their children the best possible life. Schedule a free consultation today to speak with us about your concerns.

Care Needs for Children with Spastic Quadriplegia

Due to the mobility limitations caused by spastic quadriplegia, children with this form of cerebral palsy may experience a variety of complications, including:

  • Poor bowel and bladder control

  • Speech problems

  • Digestion problems

  • Breathing issues and respiratory complications

  • Pressure sores

  • Bone fractures

Since people living with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy have complex care needs that are often combined with cognitive, physical and social limitations, families can face challenges in planning for their care. Provisions must be made not only to meet their short-term needs but also to plan for their lives long term, when they may be in a place of particular vulnerability.

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