Recognizing Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is, among birth injuries, rather common. It affects an infant’s muscle strength and its movement later in life. Depending on the severity of a child’s cerebral palsy and how it affects them, the symptoms that the disability causes will vary widely.
Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is frequently caused by negligence of medical professionals during the birth process. At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our attorneys strive to offer Nashville parents the tools to recognize the symptoms of cerebral palsy and to know when it was caused as the result of a doctor, nurse, or other medical care provider’s negligence.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy often has distinct symptoms that separate it from most other birth injuries, and a parent’s ability to recognize this condition can make quite a difference in seeking the proper treatment. Some of the symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
- Twitching or muscle spasms
- Extreme muscle strength or weakness
- Disrupted motor skills (like holding one’s head up)
- Lack of coordination
- Infant reflexes that persist over time
These symptoms might indicate that a baby has cerebral palsy, which could be the result of negligence during the birth process. However, parents in this situation do not have to face it alone, and may even be due financial compensation for their undue harm their child has suffered.
Discuss Cerebral Palsy with a Lawyer in Nashville
If you or someone you know has a baby who has cerebral palsy and you suspect medical malpractice was the cause, talk with the attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, about your legal option can help you. Contact our Nashville office today at 615-277-2765 to talk about your legal options.