cerebral palsy diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy (CP) is broad term to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and coordination. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. This developmental damage can occur through development, at the time of birth, or throughout infancy.

The medical diagnosis of cerebral palsy is a multi-step process which tests motor skills, muscle tone, and muscle reflexes. Additionally, genetic testing, endocrine testing and neurological testing can help confirm a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Doctors and specialists will often delay in diagnosing cerebral palsy in part due to the ever-changing nature of a developing neurological system. Before formal diagnosis and treatment, doctors look to ensure any injuries have permanent effects and that the body cannot heal from the injury on it own. A child may be two years old before a formal diagnosis is made.

The primary symptoms of cerebral palsy are usually noticed first by the parents of the afflicted child. Common symptoms can include
  • Seizures
  • Hearing problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty in eating or swallowing properly
  • Hyperactivity
  • Drooling
  • Jerky, awkward body movements
  • Irregular breathing patterns

Many of the symptoms to indicate cerebral palsy will show before the child is eighteen months old; the more serious the condition, the earlier the symptoms will become apparent. Babies with cerebral palsy will take longer to achieve certain milestones, such as crawling, sitting, rolling over or smiling. Smiling is one of the first indicators that there may be something wrong with your child. If your child hasn't smiled at the parents by the fourth month, a physician should be consulted.

Though there are many potential causes of cerebral palsy, one of the major causes is medical negligence. The Rasansky Law Firm has tremendous experience with cerebral palsy cases, and our attorneys are committed to exploring whether you and your child are the victim of medical negligence.

Contact our cerebral palsy lawyers, and speak with us regarding you and your child's legal rights and options. Contact us online, or speak with us directly at 1-800-Attorney (1-800-288-6769) for a complimentary consultation and discussion of your legal options.

We demand strict professional standards. Our Dallas-based attorneys are among the best cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve you and your child's personal injury claim.

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