Recognizing Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) can develop during pregnancy, at childbirth, or at any time in a child’s first three years. Although it can be difficult to identify until the child’s physical development or cognitive capacities begin maturing, it is vitally important to identify as soon as possible in order to begin treatment. While there is no cure, physical therapy and other practices will typically offer someone afflicted with CP the opportunity to secure an improved quality of life.
If your child is suffering from CP due to someone else’s negligence, you may wish to consider seeking legal counsel as it may be possible for you to recover the financial compensation necessary to pay for required medical care and therapies. To learn more, contact The Driscoll Firm at 800-305-9800 to speak with our cerebral palsy lawyers about your potential case.
Benefits of Identifying Cerebral Palsy Early
The physical toll exerted on individuals with CP is considerable and in some cases requires medication in order to preserve some muscle functionality. However, such strain can sometimes be managed through extensive physical therapy, such as motor control exercises and stretching. Using these resources as early as possible may help in the following ways:
- Minimize the muscle stress as the child grows
- Encourage the habit of stretching and physical therapy
- Potentially give the child better muscle flexibility and control
- Prevent the early onset of complications such as arthritis and joint displacement
Although CP is not easy to manage by any means, the benefits of doing so early can increase someone’s quality of life and give them more opportunities than they might have had otherwise.
If a medical professional’s failure to provide suitable care caused your child to develop CP, hold them accountable. Contact a compassionate and committed cerebral palsy attorney of The Driscoll Firm by calling 800-305-9800 today.