University of Michigan’s New Cerebral Palsy Research Registry

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that causes a child to struggle with movement. It affects balance, posture, and coordination, and it is caused by an injury to the developing brain. This means that a child can get cerebral palsy until they are about 3 years of age, although CP sometimes isn’t diagnosed until a child is 4 or 5 years old.

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of disability in children. Yet, research in this area is sadly lacking. Population studies about cerebral palsy do not even receive specific funding; these studies are grouped together with studies on autism.

A brand new cerebral palsy research registry is being established at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.The Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan (CPRCoM), which is a collaboration of researchers and medical professionals across Michigan, has a research registry for all people who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The registry will keep a list of people with CP who want to be contacted when opportunities for research participation are available. In addition, people on the registry can receive information about recent research findings and other important information pertaining to cerebral palsy. The goal of the CPRCoM is to promote and hasten cerebral palsy research, especially research relating to CP treatment, quality of life, and CP prevention.

Ann Arbor has great resources for people who have cerebral palsy, including the Cerebral Palsy Comprehensive Care Center and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living. Despite these efforts, there must be more funding at the national level.  

Legal help for children with CP

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) have been helping children in Ann Arbor and throughout the nation with cerebral palsy for over two decades. Jesse Reiter, the firm’s co-founder, has been focusing on birth injury cases his entire 25+ year career, and most of Jesse’s cases involve helping children who have cerebral palsy. When Jesse takes a case, he spends a lot of time getting to know the child and family he is helping so that he can fully understand the child’s needs. Jesse has won many awards for his advocacy, and has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report publication “Best Lawyers” andSuper Lawyers magazine. ABC Law Centers is also consistently recognized in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report.

Cerebral palsy is a difficult area of law to pursue due to the complex nature of the disorder and the medical records that support it. The nationally-recognized attorneys at ABC Law Centers have decades of experience with cerebral palsy cases. To find out if you have a case, contact our firm to speak with an experienced attorney. We have numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that attest to our success, and no fees are ever paid to our firm unless we win your case.  Contact us today in any of the following ways:

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