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Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

A type of cerebral palsy is hemiplegic cerebral palsy, which can disrupt body movement to the entire side of an individual‘s body, and can render on the affected side a person paralyzed.

This condition can arise due to catastrophic injury either during delivery or not long after. However, additional clauses may be the result, and contribute within initial months of a life of a child to the condition.

You can seek financial compensation from parties held liable for the care and treatment required for your child for the rest of his or her life. It is crucial, however, to deem the exact injury cause that can result in cerebral palsy if the factor was negligence.

The Result of Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a result of an injury to a side of the brain, and the affected area caused by the injury occurs on the opposite side of the injured area. Thus, if the injury happened to the right brain side, the child, on his or her left side, will experience paralysis.

The development of hemiplegia is linked primarily to catastrophic forms of trauma. Not all cases, however, are due to a physical injury.


Hemiplegic cerebral palsy and its typical causes include the following:

Intraventricular hemorrhaging is a condition linked to hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and can normally occur during births that are premature.

The occurrence of this hemorrhaging takes place when blood enters the fluid-filled brain areas, as the swelling result is cause of the injury.

In the weeks that lead to, and subsequent to the birth of a baby, sustained injuries can have an impact increased on the likelihood of resulting in severe trauma or damage to the brain.

Following a successful delivery, if the baby is injured, sustained injuries can result in similar conditions which includes cerebral palsy.

Devices used to assist in delivery can place a vast amount of head pressure on the child during a baby’s delivery. The misuse can cause severe brain trauma.

Elevated bilirubin levels, hemorrhaging, and resulting swelling all contribute to cerebral palsy development.

One can suffer damage to the brain, in some cases, because of infection not long after birth. The most typical types of infections which contribute to hemiplegia are encephalitis, subdural empyema, and meningitis.

Inflammation of major blood vessels is known as vasculitis. This can lead to inside the brain swelling, and can have an effect on balance and motor function.

If the lungs or a heart of a child become underdeveloped, or haven’t been properly formed, this medical treatment can be used for blood to circulate throughout the body of the baby, by way of an artificial long use, until the child is able to receive a lung or heart transplant.

Naturally, there are some risks which come with the treatment. These risks entail infections, blood clot formation, and bleeding which is uncontrollable. This can all result in brain damage.

The initial sign of hemiplegia is that the injury only had an effect on one side of the body, while there is normal response and development on the other side.

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