Onset and causes of cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a blanket term referring to an impaired ability to control body movements. CP is primarily a result of brain damage caused by several possible factors, including abnormal brain development and brain trauma. Sadly, many cases of cerebral palsy have been associated with medical staff’s negligence in providing adequate care before and during childbirth.

Clinical signs of cerebral palsy usually manifest when the child turns three and may vary from mild to severe. Children with CP primarily experience developmental delay and may have trouble reaching certain growth milestones such as sitting and walking. Children with CP often find it difficult to achieve balance and proper posture and may also experience trouble speaking. Drooling, too much sucking, and inability to perform motor functions, such as crawling or holding a crayon, may also indicate the onset of CP.

If you believe your child has been subjected to this life-long medical condition because of negligent medical staff, a lawyer at The Driscoll Firm might be able to help you hold the responsible party accountable for the financial harm your family has incurred. You may reach us anytime by dialing (800) 305-9800.

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