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Birth Injury Guide for Cerebral Palsy
Parents dream and wish and hope for the day their children will be born. They hope and pray their babies will have ten fingers, ten toes and organs that work. No matter how much tests and ultrasounds reassure parents, they hold their breath until the moment of birth hoping nothing goes wrong to cause injury in those last moments of pregnancy before their children enter the world. Unfortunately, the very process of childbirth can be dangerous enough to cause lasting and devastating injuries.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy can describe one of many different types of neurological disorders that show up in infancy or early in childhood and upset disturb movements of the body, as well as muscle coordination but do not become worse as time passes. Although cerebral palsy damages muscle movement, the disorder isn’t a result of issues inside muscles or nerves. Cerebral palsy occurs because of irregularities in areas of the brain that control the movements of muscles. Most children who have cerebral palsy are born with the disorder, but unfortunately, it is often not detected until months or years after the birth.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Symptoms of cerebral palsy usually appear in early childhood, before the age of three. These symptoms include the following:
- Overstated reflexes
- Floppy or rigid arms and legs
- Involuntary motions (which would normally be intentional)
Cerebral Palsy Support Groups in Virginia
Nearly 500,000 children in the United States suffer from cerebral palsy. If your child suffers from this disorder, it may be very comforting to you to connect with other parents of children with the same challenges. Cerebral Palsy of Virginia offers support to families with children suffering from the disorder and has resources and groups where parents and children can connect.
Ask a Virginia Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Contact the attorneys at Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC in Alexandra, Virginia if your child suffers from cerebral palsy and you feel a birth injury is to blame. We can help you recover compensation and find answers. We have represented victims of medical negligence for more than 25 years. Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation: 703-370-8088.