Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect the brain’s control over muscles and the nervous system. Cerebral Palsy is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that occurs before or during birth which affects a child’s ability to control their muscles.
The symptoms of Cerebral Palsy vary. A child with severe Cerebral Palsy might need to use special equipment to be able to walk, or may not be able to walk at all. A child with mild Cerebral Palsy, may have difficulty walking.
There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy and although the disorder does not worsen over time, the exact symptoms can change, requiring a lifetime of care. Therapy, medication, and surgery can be used to improve your child’s quality of life. Pending the severity of their condition, children may be able to live independently or may require lifelong care.
It’s important that if your child has Cerebral Palsy you should contact a birth injury law firm to understand if you are entitled to any compensation to assist your child’s current and future quality of life.
There are four types of cerebral paalsy that result from trauma during childbirth.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy
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