According to Watertown birth injury lawyer Michael A. Bottar, with the Syracuse medical malpractice law firm of Bottar Leone, PLLC, the Cerebral Palsy Family Health Care Center, operated by the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country, has changed its name to the Community Health Center of the North Country.
The Health Center’s executive director stated in a press release that the center welcomes the “uninsured, underinsured, and those with Medicaid, and we hope that the name change will help get the word out that we are open to all community members.” In addition to providing medical care to Watertown individuals and children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the Community Health Center of the North Country also provides a constellation of services in St. Lawrence County, including primary care, dental care, physical therapy, optometry and mental health services, to individuals with similar disabilities and service needs.
Cerebral palsy is a general term used to describe a group of movement or posture disorders that arise out of the brain’s ability to control the body. Cerebral palsy can be caused by an injury during birth, such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and you would like to know if the injury was preventable, contact the Syracuse medical malpractice lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC at 1-800-336-5297 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.