Cerebral palsy is a term for an array of birthing injuries. Cerebral palsy stops a baby's body from functioning properly by affecting the brain and nervous system. It is commonly a serious and life-changing condition due to some form of brain damage caused during birthing. The most common symptom, which signifies that your child might suffer from cerebral palsy, is motor disorder in babies and children. Additionally, the condition can lead to difficulties with coordination and movement, vision, hearing and speech movement. If you feel you have suffered as a result of your GPs negligence or misdiagnosis, speak with a medical negligence expert solicitor at Chapman Dhillon Solicitors by calling 0113 388 0400.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy aren't always obvious when a baby is born. They normally become noticeable during the first two or three years of a child's life and according to the NHS, symptoms can include:
delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by eight months or not walking by 18 months.
seeming too stiff or too floppy
weak arms or legs.
fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements
random, uncontrolled movements
walking on tip-toes
a range of other problems – such as swallowing difficulties, speaking problems, vision problems and learning disabilities
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