What are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

young man with cerebral palsy in wheelchairThe moment you have a child, there are numerous worries that may pop into your mind, especially when you consider the various milestones many people think babies should hit. One of the potential conditions that you need to look out for is cerebral palsy—something that can be caused by medical negligence.

It’s important for parents to recognize the various symptoms associated with cerebral palsy. Knowing what to look for can help you determine the potential cause and recognize what may be needed to do to move forward.

Symptoms to Look Out For

Physical Symptoms: Some of the physical symptoms that you may want to look out for include variations in muscle tone including limbs that are either too stiff or floppy. This can also include exaggerated reflexes with spastic movements.

You may also experience your baby missing certain development milestones, such as sitting up and crawling, or having trouble walking. The baby may also have trouble with muscle coordination and balance, as well as experiencing small tremors.

Brain Abnormalities and Other Symptoms: Your baby may have trouble with speaking, eating, and other learning abilities. This can also include problems with brain abnormalities that can impact the baby and cause neurological issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Your baby may have trouble seeing or hearing
  • Your baby may suffer from seizures on a regular basis
  • Your baby may have urinary incontinence
  • Your baby may have strange touch or pain sensations
  • Your baby may develop carious learning and motor function disabilities

If you notice that your child is experiencing any of the symptoms above, they may have a serious condition, including cerebral palsy. It’s important for you to speak with someone who can help you understand the symptoms and diagnose your child properly.

Moving Forward with Legal Action

There are many acts of negligence a medical professional can commit that may result in your baby suffering from harm. However, failure to recognize lack of oxygen is often the cause of cerebral palsy. Our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at The Beasley Firm are here to help.

We’ll help you understand what rights and options you have to pursue compensation and hold the medical professionals responsible. Your family deserves to move forward in the most positive manner possible, and the legal action you take can help you with the expenses associated with cerebral palsy.

Call us today at (215) 866-2424 to discuss your possible case.

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