What is Cerebral Palsy? • Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders involves brain and nervous system functions affecting a person’s ability to move. • There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including spastic, ataxic, athetoid and mixed.
Signs and symptoms: • Low muscle tone. • Unable to hold up its own head while lying on their stomach or in a supported sitting position. • Muscle spasms or feeling stiff. • Poor muscle control and balance. • Delay in development (can’t sit up or independently roll over by 6 months) • Delay in speech development. • Feeding or swallowing/eating difficulties. • Preference to use one side of their body
What Causes Cerebral Palsy: 1. Damage occurring to the developing brain: • During pregnancy • Delivery • In Early childhood 2. Factors that may lead to problems with brain development include: • Random Mutations • Maternal Infections • Fetal Stroke • Lack of Oxygen • Infant Infections • Traumatic Head Injury
Cerebral Palsy Treatment Depending on the child’s needs, to overcome and improve quality of life by the following treatment: • Physical Therapy: To encourage or helps a child to build strength to learn better way to move and balance. • Speech Therapy: Helps a child to improve communication and control the muscles of the mouth and jaw. • Occupational Therapy: Helps children and adult to maximize their function and live as independently as possible. • Recreational Therapy: Learn sports skills and fun activity like dance, swimming, horse riding etc. • Massage Therapy: Relax tense muscles, strengthen muscles, and keep joints flexible. • Depending on the child’s need meditation, drug therapy and surgery can also be implemented.
Cerebral palsy lawyers • If you believe your child may have developed cerebral palsy due to the actions of a doctor or nurse, contact the attorneys or lawyers specialized in cerebral palsy cases.
The Fitzgerald Law Firm • The Fitzgerald Law Firm is a New York firm of injury lawyers with successful background. • The firm medical malpractice attorneys fought for children with cerebral palsy for over 40 years. • The firm has handled successfully more than hundreds of birth injury malpractice cases. • For free consultation call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit online contact form.
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Contact us: • Company Name: Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C. • Website: http://www.lawfitz.com/ • Phone no: 914-378-1010 • Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org • Address:538 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705