How Can I Tell if My Child Has Cerebral Palsy in DC?


What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by an injury or abnormality of the brain, usually around the time of birth. As lawyers representing children in medical malpractice cases in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and with cerebral palsy caused by birth injuries, like delay in performing a c-section, we are often asked about signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy. One of the most concerning signs would be if a child is not meeting his or her developmental milestones; not rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing, walking, or talking when they normally should. Sometimes children with cerebral palsy don’t have muscle coordination (this is also called ataxia) or stiff muscles with movement (spasticity).

Other signs and symptoms can include problems with sucking or eating, excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, and problems with fine motor skills (like picking up small objects).

Sometimes Cerebral Palsy is the Result of Medical Malpractice In Washington DC

If your child was born prematurely because of infection, there was a difficult labor, or the hospital was late in delivering the baby, you should be aware that your child’s cerebral palsy could be caused by medical malpractice. Holding the hospital or doctors accountable could give your child the resources you need to take care of him or her for the rest of their life.

You Need An Experienced Cerebral Palsy Lawyer To Review Your Medical Records For Signs of Malpractice

If you have more questions or need more information about a medical malpractice case in DC, Maryland or Virginia give us a call at 202-393-3320 to speak with a real person today. We will send you our free, no-obligation guides Picking Up the Pieces After Medical Malpractice to help you make the best decision for yourself and your family.

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