Cerebral palsy may be caused by factors occurring to the fetus during pregnancy, or by trauma or asphyxiation during labor.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are announcing the launch of a new resource site for parents of children affected by the neurological disorder.
The CP Help Center is a national resource center providing the latest information on cerebral palsy, including research, treatment, causes and litigation news. Parents can learn more about their child’s condition and how it may have been caused, get information on charities and other assistance, and decide if they should seek legal advice.
Cerebral palsy is a classification of neurological disorders that affect muscle movement, coordination and posture. It is the leading cause of functional and developmental disability in children in the United States*, occurring in approximately 3.3 out of every 1,000 births, or around 10,000 infants per year*.
While cerebral palsy affects muscle function, it is not a disorder of the muscles or nerves, but is caused by damage to parts of the brain that control muscle function**. This usually occurs before, during or after birth**.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by factors occurring to the fetus during pregnancy, or by trauma or asphyxiation during labor**.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for cerebral palsy at this time. However, several treatment options are available to help those with the disorder reduce the effects**.
Anyone whose child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy should learn more about how their condition was caused, or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. The CP Help Center only recommends lawyers who specialize in cerebral palsy lawsuits.
For more information on the research, treatment, causes and litigation news related to cerebral palsy, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.cerebralpalsyhelp.org today.
*National Institute of Health; ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy/cerebral_palsy.htm
**March of Dimes; marchofdimes.com/baby/cerebral-palsy.aspx