Diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy that affects the muscle coordination of someone, resulting in difficulty in coordination on both sides of the body. Muscles are normally stiff and moving is difficult. A person with spastic diplegia is not completely paralyzed, but his or her movements are impaired. This impairment can range from mild and hardly noticeable to severely disabling. Spastic diplegia affects the leg muscles more than the arm and facial muscles.
Many cases of diplegia in children are caused by an infection during the pregnancy, low birth weight, RH incompatibility in blood types between baby and mother or prematurity. If you or someone you know has suffered through the birth of a baby with diplegia, contact a knowledgeable Iowa medical malpractice lawyer to assist you with the investigation of a possible medical malpractice claim.
McGuire Law, PLC, which handles various types of birth injury cases, offers our services throughout the state of Iowa, including Mason City. Call us at (641) 424-1614.
When facing the difficult diagnosis of diplegia for your newborn, it is important to determine whether any medical personnel responsible for your care during your pregnancy and at your birth failed to properly monitor your health or the vital signs of your baby before or during the birth.
Because of the various conditions that can cause this injury, it is important to have an expert review the medical records for any signs of negligence. Your child will likely suffer from long-term effects because of this injury, being unable to ever walk normally. Costly medical care can be required, including surgeries and long term physical therapy.
Contact our Iowa birth injury lawyer if your baby was born with diplegia or sustained any other type of birth injury. We serve Mason City and surrounding areas.