What is Mixed Cerebral Palsy?

Categories that establish common features of different kinds of cerebral palsy are useful for many individuals who receive a diagnosis and for those who propose similar kinds of treatment based on past successes. However, the truth is that many children with this condition have what is called “mixed cerebral palsy”. Simply put, they live with a collection of symptoms that fall into different categories.

In short, how cerebral palsy presents itself within a child is as unique and individual as that child.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, spasticdyskinetic cerebral palsy is the most common form of mixed CP.

Assistance For Families Of Loved Ones With Mixed Cerebral Palsy

When your child is diagnosed with mixed cerebral palsy, accessing the full range of information about treatment, medical care, and social and educational opportunities is important. With this knowledge, you can feel more equipped to make choices about your child’s upbringing and future life. It is an unfortunate truth, however, that what is best for a child is not always accessible to that child’s family. The constraints may be financial, or they may be the result of a lack of advocacy within the medical system.

Campbell, Renaud Trial Lawyers is a Burnaby, British Columbia, medical malpractice law firm. We retain close, longstanding ties to the cerebral palsy community. We are passionate about our commitment to helping families in Western Canada get the support they need to build a strong life for their loved ones. Many CP families have questions: How did my child end up with such distinct challenges? Could anything have been done?

The experienced legal team at Campbell, Renaud can give you the answers you need if you suspect negligence.