Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is not a single disease or mental health condition, but a large collection of associated concerns. The development of these disabilities is believed to be caused by an injury or abnormality in the brain during prenatal development or the birthing process. Any issues that result in a lack of oxygen may put the infant at risk of developing a disability that falls under the cerebral palsy umbrella.
Identifying Cerebral Palsy
Although children are commonly born with cerebral palsy, it may not be identifiable until the child is slightly older. The most common signs of cerebral palsy include:
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Bone deformities
- Slow motor development
- Lack of coordination
- Trouble walking
If your child is exhibiting any of these signs, it may be advisable to speak with a medical professional about the possibility that your son or daughter is afflicted with cerebral palsy.
Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, medical professionals and therapists can help ensure that your child is able to retain as much independence as possible, given the severity of their condition. By keeping the home safe and working with coaches to improve mobility and motor control, symptoms of cerebral palsy can be kept at a minimum to promote the safety and comfort of the affected child.
Each cerebral palsy lawyer at The Driscoll Firm is prepared to help you take legal action against a medical professional whose negligence led to your child’s condition. Contact us by calling (800) 305-9800 today to speak with a committed and capable legal representative about your potential case.