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Diagnosing cerebral palsy

Posted on December 15, 2014 9:47 am under Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is a birth condition characterized by uncontrolled muscle movements. Forceful use of forceps, failure to perform C-section when necessary, and improper use of vacuum may all cause cerebral palsy among infants during delivery.

There is no decisive test to diagnose cerebral palsy. Sometimes, parents have to wait until the age of 8 for a definitive cerebral palsy diagnosis. When suspecting cerebral palsy, the best thing that the doctors can do is to conduct a thorough study of the child’s medical history and his or her physical signs and symptoms. To help with the diagnosis, doctors may also recommend imaging and laboratory tests and other additional examinations, such as visual acuity and speech tests.

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can be devastating, especially if the condition has been caused by another party’s negligence. To learn more about taking legal action against the party responsible, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.