Skip to Content

Our Cerebral Palsy Law Firm Provides Dedicated and Compassionate Guidance to Clients in Montana and Wyoming 

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders caused by trauma, injury, or damage to the brain before or shortly after birth while the brain is developing. Cerebral palsy affects a person’s movement, balance, and posture and can range in severity and how this disorder is exhibited. Unfortunately, a common cause of brain injury or a tragic loss of an infant during this critical development period is medical malpractice. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and medical malpractice is suspected, you should choose a top-notch Wyoming cerebral palsy law firm to handle your cerebral palsy malpractice case. Ragain & Clark understands the burden a long-term condition such as cerebral palsy places on clients as they navigate the emotional, practical, and financial difficulties associated with treatment. 

Types of Cerebral Palsy and Their Symptoms

There are four categories of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic and mixed. 

  • Spastic cerebral palsy sufferers have stiff muscles, so their movements are restricted or awkward. The type of spastic cerebral can be differentiated by the area of the body most affected, whether the stiff muscles are primarily in the upper body, lower body, or contained on one side.
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy causes uncontrollable and jerky motions and movements in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. This can cause difficulty with sitting and walking. Another complication of dyskinetic cerebral palsy is that muscle tone can change over time as well as frequently throughout the day, which complicates routine activities.
  • Ataxic cerebral palsy affects balance and coordination. This adversely affects daily activities such as walking, reaching, and gripping. 
  • Mixed cerebral palsy is when a person suffers from a combination of the other types of cerebral palsy. Dealing with such differences in muscle tone and control complicates comprehensive cerebral palsy treatment.

In addition to the typical mobility and muscular symptoms of cerebral palsy, those with this condition also suffer from vision impairment, seizures, and pain. Cerebral palsy treatments are dependent on the type and severity of the condition. Each case is unique. Physical therapy and occupational therapy are common treatments to improve muscle strength, function, and control to perform daily activities. Medication may be prescribed to alleviate some symptoms, such as muscle spasms, seizures, or provide pain relief.  In some cases, the patient may undergo surgery to improve muscle control and motion and provide pain relief. 

Treatments for cerebral palsy are not always covered by health insurance and can quickly become expensive.  Do not let a doctor’s negligence place an additional financial burden on you and your family. Ragain & Clark can evaluate your cerebral palsy case and put together a comprehensive claim that will hold the responsible parties accountable for their medical malpractice.

Our Cerebral Palsy Law Firm Handles a Variety of Malpractice Cases

Malpractice contributing to birth injury and brain damage, which in turn may cause cerebral palsy, include not properly monitoring fetal status during labor and delivery, using forceps with too much force during delivery, or delaying a medically necessary c-section, thereby putting the mother and child at risk for medical complications. However, proving that a negligent action by a doctor or hospital staff caused the birth injury and oxygen deprivation that resulted in cerebral palsy is a challenge. Our experienced attorneys know how to prove negligent behavior and medical malpractice when it comes to these complex cases. Through thorough research into your case and extensive attention to your medical records, we can proactively work toward securing the compensation you deserve in your case.

Ragain & Clark knows that while every attempt can be made for an agreeable settlement, there are some unreasonable parties who will deny victims the compensation they deserve. We have experienced trial attorneys who are fully prepared to hold those responsible for medical malpractice accountable for the injuries they cause our clients. We focus on your unique needs, and will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available.

Schedule Your Consultation With a Montana or Wyoming Cerebral Palsy Law Firm

If your family is dealing with the effects of cerebral palsy, you should contact a Wyoming cerebral palsy law firm to schedule a consultation for your case. You can contact Ragain & Clark by calling 307-388-6400 or completing our online form.  We also have an office located in Montana.  


Get Trusted Help Now

We provide legal representation to Montana and Wyoming individuals and small businesses.