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If a baby's cerebral palsy wasn't discovered until after we were home, what can we do?

Many times, cerebral pasly is not diagnosed until much later, after the baby is home from the hospital.  Sometimes the pediatrician or neonatologist believes the child has cerebral palsy, or the child is not meeting his or her developmental milestones later in life.

Many times, cerebral palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain around the time of birth - and that is usually preventable, especially if there were signs and symptoms that the baby was in distress and the physicians, residents or interns at the hospital did not deliver the baby quickly by c-section.

An injury like cerebral palsy affects the whole family and parents are naturally worried about how they can care for a child with special needs or disabilities - how they can provide the right medical care, nursing care, rehab, education and other things that a special needs child may require.

Through our work with a lot of families of disabled children, especially kids with cerebral palsy, we've developed and published a resource guide for parents of special needs children that can help as well.

At this point, you should also call us to have the case evaluated by Board Certified lawyers, experienced in representing children with cerebral palsy and other serious injuries from birth.  That should be done right away so we can get your medical records, studies, imaging studies, prenatal records and the baby's NICU and pediatric records and review these with qualified expert physicians.

But don't wait - get help for your family today.