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Cerebral Palsy in Group Homes

According to emedicinehealth.com, Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of disorders affecting body movement, balance, and posture. Cerebral palsy is considered a developmental disorder that appears in infancy and early childhood. Although it primarily affects muscle movement, it is not caused by problems in nerves and muscles. It is caused by abnormalities in the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. Approximately two percent of children in the United States have cerebral palsy and need special education and care. They are often placed in group homes for full-time care. There have been many cases in the Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix area where a child with cerebral palsy, living in a group home, was abused or neglected in some way. If you suspect that your loved one with cerebral palsy was mistreated while living in an Arizona Group Home you should contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer and begin pursuing compensation for your loved one’s harm caused.

Types of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse
  • individual
  • Emotional/Verbal abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Wrongful Restraints
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Malnutrition
  • Isolation

Unfortunately, there are many forms of abuse that can occur in Group Homes and depending on the severity of your child's condition, they may not understand or have the ability to express what they are going through. It's imperative to pay close attention to the physical and emotional state of your child that's living in a group home. If you have reason to believe your child with cerebral palsy has been abused in an Arizona Group Home, contact our Solomon & Relihan attorneys. they will work relentlessly to ensure you your loved one gets the compensation they deserve.

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