Definition of cerebral palsy
According to the Mayo Clinic, cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture that is caused by injury or abnormal development in the immature brain, most often before birth.
Common factors leading to cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy can often times be the result when there is a:
- Medical mistake made, resulting in a birth injury
Lack of oxygen to the baby's brain
Infections contracted by the infant
Traumatic head injury
Symptoms of cerebral palsy
There are many signs and symptoms indicating that your child may have cerebral palsy, including, but not limited to:
- When muscle tones are either too stiff or too floppy
Lack of coordination with muscles
Problems with sucking and eating
Delays with the development of speech
Excessive drooling and swallowing difficulties
If your child has sustained a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy, you should contact one of our experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorneys at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.