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Unrivaled Legal Experience to Handle Your Cerebral Palsy Case


Not only does our firm have nurses on our team, we also has access to some of the best cerebral palsy authorities in the country.

If your child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, a cerebral palsy lawyer at Younker Hyde Macfarlane can provide the expert representation you need. Norman J. Younker, Ashton J. Hyde, and John Macfarlane have unrivaled experience and our team of specialists have helped many parents secure the compensation they need to care for their injured children. We serve clients throughout the state of Utah and surrounding areas.

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Our team will fight to present a compelling, fact-based case to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disorder characterized by compromised body movement, muscle control and tone, coordination, reflexes, posture, and balance. CP is caused by brain damage brought about by brain injury or abnormal brain development occurring before, during, or immediately after birth. In the context of medical malpractice, cerebral palsy is often the result of oxygen deficiency in the brain during labor, or after birth. CP is a non-progressive condition, meaning it does not get worse over time. However, it can have immediately debilitating effects. 

If fault lies with your child's doctor or nurse, our economist will organize a budget for the cost of lifetime medical care and rehabilitation. We will then present a compelling, fact-based case to help you secure the compensation you will need to cover those expenses and to cope with pain and suffering.

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Most Prevalent Types of CP

Spastic Cerebral Palsy: The most common type of CP, spastic cerebral palsy causes muscle stiffness and inhibits full movement.

Athetoid Cerebral Palsy: Distinguished by involuntary movement, slurred speech, and low muscle coordination, Athetoid cerebral palsy typically affects the arms, legs, and hands.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy: Ataxic cerebral palsy causes impaired balance, depth perception, and coordination.

Many cases involving cerebral palsy and malpractice discover an inhibited flow of oxygen to the baby's brain during labor or immediately after birth. Premature delivery and trauma during labor may also result in the condition. 

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Causes of Preventable Cerebral Palsy


Negligence or carelessness while using vacuums or forceps in the delivery room  
Failure to Perform or a delay in a medically necessary Cesarean section
Failure to Monitor fetal heart rate before and during labor
Failure to Treat or diagnose infections in the mother during pregnancy  
Undetected complications such as a prolapsed umbilical cord  

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Establishing medical malpractice as the cause of cerebral palsy can be incredibly complex, both from a medical and legal standpoint. Norm Younker has handled a great number of these cases. Not only does he have nurses on his team, he also has access to some of the best CP authorities in the country. 

If you think medical malpractice may have caused your child's cerebral palsy, we will draw upon all of our resources to determine whether you have a case. If fault lies with your child's doctor or nurse, our economist will organize a budget for the cost of lifetime medical care and rehabilitation. We will then present a compelling, fact-based case to help you secure the compensation you will need to cover those expenses and to cope with pain and suffering.

Fighting for You and Your Child


Birth injury malpractices are among the most challenging cases for any medical malpractice attorney to handle. At Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, Utah, we have the means and experience to help you in your case.

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We want to provide your family with the exceptional representation you need and deserve. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at our law firm, please give us a call at (801) 335-7025, or contact us directly online to set up your consultation.

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They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family.

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