Tight or Floppy Muscles


Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Many of the physical signs of cerebral palsy are seen at an early age. Spastic cerebral palsy, which affects as many as 80 percent of people with CP, is characterized in part by tight muscles. Prior to diagnosis, one of the early signs of cerebral palsy will be muscle rigidity. 

Muscles, when they work properly, work in groups to ensure smooth and effective movement. In the case of people with cerebral palsy, free movement is challenged. Tight muscles, a key indicator and primary characteristic of spastic CP, are a result of increased muscle tone. Because the symptoms of cerebral palsy are a result of the misfiring of neurological signals to muscle groups, what should be a productive transition between tightness and laxity is compromised.

When you discover your child has cerebral palsy, you may feel as if your life has taken an unexpected and unfortunate turn. The resources of time and money that must be expended to maintain your child’s quality of life and create a positive home environment are substantial. For many families, it may be beyond reach. As advocates for families within the CP community, our legal team at Renaud Law Group is dedicated to learning about your family’s needs and obtaining the financial compensation to meet them.

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Our Team

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.


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