Cerebral Palsy occurs when the brain is damaged through an injury or irregular development as it is forming. It can happen when the child is still in the mother’s womb, during birth, or even right after the child is born. Cerebral Palsy is a condition, a group of conditions in fact, that impacts a person’s motor functions, balance, and speech. If you notice anything odd about your child’s behavior, it is important to speak with a doctor as soon as possible.
What Happens If My Child Gets Cerebral Palsy?
Having Cerebral Palsy can greatly change your children’s life. Cerebral Palsy is a general category of disorders. They all affect a person’s brain and in fact arise during the brain’s formation and early development. Therefore, they typically come about due to disorder, trauma, or other circumstances during pregnancy, childbirth, or immediately after childbirth. Due to its location in the brain, Cerebral Palsy’s effects can be felt far and wide throughout the body including in muscular control, walking ability, and speech processes. However, its particular manifestations in children with this condition are multiple and can vary greatly from person to person. Unfortunately, it is the most frequent disorder that kids have. Every day, thousands of people are diagnosed with it and millions of people have to struggle through its effects.
What Else Do People With Cerebral Palsy Normally Have?
Cerebral Palsy has direct and immediate effects on a person’s walking, speech, muscular, and other functions. It also is associated with other kinds of medical conditions including the following:
- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain disorder identified by immediate and repeated episodes of convulsions, sensory distortion, and a lack of consciousness.
- Autism: Autism is a condition that affects people from an early age and is marked by a difficulty building social relationships with others, speaking to others, and understanding the ideas that others present to them.
- Bodily Function Failure: Cerebral Palsy is associated with a number of bodily conditions including constipation, urinary tract problems, and even dental issues.
STILL CONCERNED THAT YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE CEREBRAL PALSY?
We understand your concerns. Your fears are justified. Children can develop Cerebral Palsy so quickly but the effects can last a lifetime. It is best to be prepared. That’s why we meet with families across Illinois for free consultations to hear their stories and show them what they can do. Let us help you too! Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today and learn more about Cerebral Palsy litigation.
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