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Large Sum Awarded in Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Case

A settlement case in Great Britain awarded a 12-year-old boy 8 million pounds, or almost 13 million U.S. dollars, after a birth injury left him with the muscle condition known as cerebral palsy.

The allegations behind the birth injury settlement…

During delivery Nathan was starved of oxygen, which lawyers argued could have been caught if the hospital staff were properly

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What are the different forms and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

The specific forms of cerebral palsy are determined by the extent, type, and location of a child’s abnormalities. Doctors classify cerebral palsy according to the type of movement disorder involved — spastic (stiff muscles), athetoid (writhing movements), or ataxic… (poor balance and coordination) — plus any additional symptoms.
Doctors will often describe the type of cerebral palsy a child has

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What type of drug treatments are available to treat a person with cerebral palsy?

Oral medications such as diazepam, baclofen, dantrolene sodium, and tizanidine are usually used as the first line of treatment to relax stiff, contracted, or overactive muscles. These drugs are easy to use, except that dosages high enough to be effective often have side effects, among them drowsiness, upset stomach, high blood pressure, and possible liver damage with long-term use. Oral…

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