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 08, 2014
The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are alerting parents of children with cerebral palsy of new information on the site. Recently-added sections contain more information on cerebral palsy research, charities, educational assistance and legal news.
The CP Help Center is a national advocacy center providing the latest on cerebral palsy treatment, clinical trials, resources and litigation news. Parents can learn more about their child’s condition and how it may have been caused, get information on available assistance, and decide if they should seek legal advice.
Cerebral palsy affects 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 CP affects muscle function, it is actually a neurological disorder 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**.
Now, the CP Help Center has added new sections to the resource site, containing up-to-date information on clinical trials aimed at finding cures for the disease, charities and educational assistance for those affected, and legal news about cerebral palsy claims around the country.
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