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Is my child suffering from cerebral palsy?

Posted on December 11, 2014 9:14 am under Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is a life-long movement disorder caused by an injury in the developing brain. Babies with cerebral palsy have an impaired ability to control movement, which is usually evident around 2 to 3 years of the infant’s life. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy can sometimes result from a medical practitioner’s negligent act, such as improper use of forceps during delivery, or failure to perform a C-section when needed.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy greatly vary, depending on the child’s age and the severity of the brain injury. For early medical intervention, any child with one or more of these conditions should be tested further for cerebral palsy:

  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Stiffness of muscles, abnormal muscle tone
  • Involuntary movements and tremors
  • Difficulty with coarse actions, such as walking
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Delay in achieving a particular milestone, such as speaking or maintaining balance while walking
  • Difficulty in performing fine motions, such as picking up toys

If you believe your child has developed cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice in Wisconsin, seek the help of a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® who can help you determine your chances or pursuing a successful legal claim against the negligent party involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free assessment of your case.