Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Because Ataxic Cerebral Palsy can be caused through a difficult or prolonged birth, it is important to diagnose the cause of the disorder as early as possible.  Additionally, the cost for caring for a child can cost millions of dollars, and families of patients with Ataxic CP can find themselves in financial difficulty.

One doctor estimated that seventy percent of children who have cerebral palsy developed it due to an event before birth that interfered with brain development.  If the Ataxic CP was brought on by the negligence of a hospital, doctor, or nurse, the family has a right to compensation.  Even if there are no symptoms at birth, it doesn’t mean that the child will not develop them later.  In fact most cases of Ataxic CP aren’t diagnosed until at least the third month mark.

If you think your child may have Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, there are several tests a doctor can run.  They include blood tests, a CT scan or MRI of the head, an EEG, along with vision and hearing tests.  One of the most prominent symptoms of the disorder is the Ataxic Gait or telltale walk in which the person takes uneven, unsteady steps.