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Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

California Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Brain and nervous system injuries caused at birth can bring about the disorder known as cerebral palsy. When there is not enough oxygen or blood flow to the newborn, labor and delivery problems can follow and if not properly and quickly diagnosed and corrected, can lead to birth injuries.

Many times, a doctor has to see that a baby is having a rough time in labor and make decisions in order to protect the health of the child and mother. A mother may be given Pitocin or other medications designed to induce labor which can cause problems in the delivery. There can be pressure within the hospital to not perform a Caesarean section due to the cost factor, even though this may have been the safest way to deliver the baby.

The final result can be a newborn afflicted with cerebral palsy and although the symptoms of this disorder may manifest quickly, they frequently do not do so until the infant is 2 years old. We would like you to talk to a dedicated California birth injury attorney from our firm if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The condition could have been caused by the negligent actions of a health care provider, making them legally liable for their actions.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms that your child may have one of the types of cerebral palsy can include:

  • A disturbed sense of balance and depth perception
  • Involuntary and uncontrolled movements
  • Stiff or difficult movements
  • Weak muscles
  • Struggles with fine or gross motor skills
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Speech difficulties
  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation
  • Abnormal posture

Currently, there is no cure for cerebral palsy and it will affect your child throughout their life. They will need care and attention well above the norm for a child and we are here to help you resolve the financial difficulties which can arise. Medical malpractice deserves equitable compensation. This may mean that you can be compensated for the medical care of your child, future wages that the child would have earned and the suffering and emotional distress that he or she has gone through.

Contact a California cerebral palsy lawyer to find out about fair compensation for cerebral palsy caused by a health care provider's negligence.

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