July 9, 2009 Jury awards $31M verdict in cerebral palsy lawsuit

A jury in Ohio has awarded the family of a child born with cerebral palsy $31 million in their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born. The jury agreed with claims by the family of Leondo Stanziano that negligence on the part of the hospital caused him to develop cerebral palsy symptoms as a result of his birth injuries. Read more...

May 21, 2009 Robotic devices help children with cerebral palsy improve movements

Robotic devices originally developed to help stroke victims learn to control their arms and legs are now being successfully tested to help children with cerebral palsy. Research has shown that the devices help children with cerebral palsy to reduce impaired movements and improve the smoothness and speed with which their can reach for objects. Read more...

December 7, 2008 Aussie man awarded $7.2M in cerebral palsy case

An Australian man who developed cerebral palsy after suffering birth injuries during the delivery process has been awarded AU$7.2 million in court. The New South Wales Court of Appeal ruled that the injuries of Kaled Elayoubi, 24, were caused by the negligence of doctors at two hospitals involved in his delivery. Read more...

October 10, 2008 Wash. jury awards $4.25M in cerebral palsy lawsuit

A jury in Washington has ruled that a hospital must pay $4.25 million to the family of a girl born with cerebral palsy after she suffered severe brain damage during the delivery process. The jury ruled that the girl’s cerebral palsy symptoms were caused by the negligence of employees of Evergreen Hospital Medical Center. Read more...

August 8, 2007 Doctors using botox to treat patients’ cerebral palsy symptoms

Doctors have begun using botox injections—normally used for easing wrinkles—to treat the symptoms of some patients with cerebral palsy. By injecting the treatment into muscles that are affected by cerebral palsy symptoms, doctors hope that they can give patients greater mobility and allow them to increase their control of muscles that are affected by the condition. Read more...

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