Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by a brain injury. It is often caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. People with the condition may have problems with motor coordination, sensation, posture, and communication.
Cerebral palsy can result from serious birth trauma or medical negligence during labor and delivery. A baby may display signs of cerebral palsy in the form of seizures, difficulty feeding, or inability to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk when other children reach these milestones.
You may be wondering: does cerebral palsy get worse? While cerebral palsy is considered a non-progressive brain disorder, meaning the brain damage itself does not progress, a child’s symptoms may change as he or she ages. Symptoms, like fine motor skill impairment, may improve or worsen over time. Cerebral palsy is also a permanent condition, however treatments and therapies can help children with cerebral palsy to improve their symptoms and experience a normal life expectancy.
If your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, please call our lawyers to discuss your situation at 877-262-9767.
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