Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is one of the most common congenital disorders in children. CP children are born two to four times for every thousand births, and usually have muscle problems and difficulty with motor skills. Children with cerebral palsy may also have issues with breathing, eating, bladder and bowel control, hearing, vision, and learning disabilities.
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What’s the problem?
Cerebral palsy is a disability that affects children in the first few years of life. Children who have CP have trouble controlling their muscles and coordinating body movements. They may have stiff or weak muscles, which can cause them to make unusual muscle movements. Babies who have CP may take longer than usual to start rolling over, sitting up, crawling, smiling, or walking.
CP can be mild or severe. A child who has mild CP may have awkward movements but they may require little or no assistance. A child who has severe CP may not be able to walk, may have trouble speaking, and may require lifelong care and assistance.
Most children are suspected to have CP when they have a delay in their motor development. This is usually after six months of age, and many children with CP aren’t diagnosed until they are 18 months old. Some early signs and symptoms of CP can include excessive crying or irritability, feeding problems, excessive stiffness when dressing, changing diapers, or bathing.
Besides the movement and posture problems, children with CP can also have mental retardation, language disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, poor growth, hearing and vision problems, and many have excessive drooling. The degree to which they may have these disabilities varies with each child.
Fortunately, in the past few decades, information on the many facets of cerebral palsy has significantly increased. Today, the medical community has great interest in studying cerebral palsy to determine its causes and the most effective ways to treat it. As knowledge and treatment techniques have expanded and improved, so too have the prospects of all children living with cerebral palsy.
Do I have a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, & Erb’s palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.