The global fitness challenge is a perfect way to highlight the need to support United Cerebral Palsy through donations and activities that increase awareness about CP.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Illinois cerebral palsy injury lawyer Patrick A. Salvi today urged Chicago residents to support the World CP Challenge, a campaign that encourages people to get active and support individuals living with cerebral palsy.
“The global fitness challenge is a perfect way to highlight the need to support United Cerebral Palsy through donations and activities that increase awareness about CP,” said Salvi, managing equity partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. in Chicago.
“Physical exercise, of course, is good for everyone, but it is especially important therapy for cerebral palsy victims,” Salvi said.
Throughout September, more than 1,000 teams comprising close to 5,000 participants and organizations around the world have competed to exercise and raise money, United Cerebral Palsy said in a recent news release.
Teams and participants track their daily steps with a pedometer. However, they are not limited to just walking to participate. The World CP Challenge website offers participants 40 activities – including activities appropriate for people living with disabilities – that can count toward their daily step total.
Cerebral palsy is a physical disability caused by an injury to the developing brain. The condition usually occurs before, during or soon after birth. It damages coordination and movement, and it is a lifelong condition.
The medical malpractice lawyers of Salvi’s law firm represent families in Chicago, Waukegan, Cook County, Lake County and throughout Illinois whose child’s cerebral palsy resulted from a medical mistake or negligence.
The firm prosecutes birth injury and medical malpractice lawsuits to help ensure the child’s medical and educational needs can be met.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Equity Partner David Pritchard and Chief Operating Officer T.J. Saye are both past board members of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago.
“Because of our many years of experience, we understand the hardships that families are likely to face when a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy,” Salvi said.
“We fulfill our primary role in the fight against cerebral palsy by pursuing justice and the compensation that cerebral palsy victims need and deserve when a child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence or error.”
About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Illinois medical malpractice law firm with offices in Chicago and Waukegan. The firm represents clients in matters involving emergency room errors, failure to diagnose, hospital negligence, physician error, birth injuries, surgical malpractice, anesthesia errors, organ puncture/perforation, post-operative and pre-operation malpractice and surgical complications. The firm’s success in medical negligence, personal injury and wrongful death cases features recoveries of more than $630 million on behalf of its clients, including more than 180 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. The firm’s Chicago office is located at 22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602 (local phone (312) 372-1227). To learn more about Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., call (877) 712-8631 or use the firm’s online form.