(PRWEB) November 28, 2011
Janet Jenner & Suggs, LLC is sponsoring UnitedNationalCerebralPalsyLawyer.com, an online resource designed to assist parents and families in learning about cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that can affect brain and nervous system functions, including movement, learning, hearing and thinking.
According to the MEDLAW Legal Team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, children that are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and their parents might qualify for financial compensation. According to the firm, if a doctor, nurse or other health care provider makes a mistake before, during or shortly after delivery, resulting in a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, the infant and his or her family might be entitled to seek compensation by filing a birth injury claim.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary and depend on the area of the brain that is injured and the severity of the injury. Symptoms in infants can include:
- stiff legs
- scissoring legs when picked up
- an inability to control/hold the head when picked up
- using only one hand to reach for/lift up objects
- consistently holding the opposite hand in a fist
- using only one side of the body when attempting to crawl
- unable to stand without support
As the child gets older, he or she may experience a wide range of symptoms, including problems with balance and coordination, difficulty speaking, problems walking, bowel control problems, seizures and more.
The MEDLAW Legal Team of Janet Jenner & Suggs, LLC helps affected children and their families seek compensation for medical bills, long term treatment costs and suffering associated with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. The firm is sponsoring UnitedNationalCerebralPalsyLawyer.com to help parents and families that are seeking information about cerebral palsy.
For more information, please call 1-800-656-8173.