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Detecting Cerebral Palsy in Infants

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 14th, 2010

Detecting

cerebral palsy in infants

is difficult. In fact, the problem may go undetected for a very long time. While there are significant events during infancy that represent typical milestones of development, not all children develop at the same rate and this can make it hard to tell whether or not a child has a legitimate problem or whether they’re just slower to develop than most of their peers. If there is a problem, it may be severe and, in the worst cases, the problem may be one that will endure throughout the child’s life.

Cerebral palsy is among the disorders that can be caused by a baby injury. In the case of this disorder, the baby’s brain is starved of oxygen, which results in the brain damage. This may occur in the womb. It can also occur during the birthing process itself. In some cases, it occurs completely naturally and there is no one to blame for the injury. In some cases, however, the baby’s injuries are directly the result of medical negligence of one sort or another and there may well be a case to be filed on behalf of the affected child and their parents.

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