Missouri Spastic Quadriplegia Lawyers
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Spastic quadriplegia is a form of spastic cerebral palsy that affects all
arms and legs of the affected person. It is characterized by stiff movements
and joints. This is generally detected during childhood when motor skills
of children do not develop properly. In general, spastic quadriplegia
is caused by damage to the brain that occurs before the child is born
or who were born in an environment with many additional complications.
When a mother is pregnant with a child, it is crucial that a doctor monitor
the development of her baby and any complications that may arise during
Was your child
born with spastic quadriplegia? You may be entitled to recover damages to cover
their medical expenses, rehabilitation, and emotional suffering that has
resulted from this injury. Our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys
are familiar with the needs of those that have been harmed. Find out more
by calling our office for a complimentary consultation.
Symptoms of Spastic Quadriplegia
Spastic quadriplegia is characterized by all four limbs being very stiff,
but the individual may have a neck that appears to be "floppy,"
because they have no voluntary control of their neck. Because the individual
has limited control of his neck and tongue muscles, their speech may be
impaired, with the possibility of uncontrolled drooling. They may also
suffer from seizures.
Individuals with spastic quadriplegia are susceptible to scoliosis because
of the jerky nature of this condition. This deformity occurs over time,
and will make walking even more difficult. Some other complications or
deformities that may develop:
- Ankle equines: the ankle cannot flex normally, causing the individual to
walk on his toes
- Foot drop or drop foot: the individual has difficulty raising the front
of the foot
- Difficulty swallowing because of diminished muscle control: this condition
makes adequate nutrition a constant battle
- Bladder and bowel difficulties
Because of the impaired speech, communicating with an individual with spastic
quadriplegia may be challenging, which may make assessing their IQ level
difficult. It has also been found that individuals with this condition
may have moderate to severe mental retardation.
Getting Your Child the Help They Need With an Attorney
While there is no cure for spastic quadriplegia, there are treatments that
can make life more comfortable and afford more mobility for an individual
with spastic quadriplegia. Such treatments include physical therapy strengthens
limbs and prevents muscles from becoming stiff and constricting abnormally,
surgery can also be used to correct any deformities that may occur and
make individuals more mobile, and medications can be administered to reduce
some of the spastic or jerky movements and manage seizures. When your
child has suffered at the hands of a doctor, you should not be accountable
for these treatments.
Call Millikan Wright, LLC when your child has been harmed. We are trusted
throughout the St. Louis area when a
personal injury has been suffered, and take care of your case through its resolution.
Fill out a complimentary case evaluation to get started with our team
and take steps to hold negligent doctors accountable for their actions!