Maryland cerebral palsy lawyers from the litigation team of Snyder & Snyder are available for immediate consultation if your child is exhibiting the symptoms of cerebral palsy. The most common symptoms include muscle spasms, excessive drooling, and using only side of the body. You may also notice that your child cannot perform simple tasks at an appropriate age, such as crawling, sitting up without support or picking up toys. His muscles may be either very stiff or floppy.
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Most children who have cerebral palsy exhibit symptoms by the time they are one year old. The brain damage that causes cerebral palsy is often the result of poor medical care during childbirth. Infections that are not diagnosed and left untreated in the mother during pregnancy can be passed to the fetus. Difficult or extended labor may have deprived the baby of oxygen for too long during birth. A newborn with severe jaundice, viral encephalitis or bacterial meningitis must be treated immediately or risk the brain damage associated with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy cannot be cured. Conversely, the disorder will not get worse, and it can be managed successfully. Treatment for cerebral palsy options are expensive and will be necessary for the life of the child.
What to Do
If you suspect that your child has cerebral palsy, speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you with the costs of medical treatment and provide financial support for your child after you can no longer care for him or her by obtaining a settlement. Contact the experienced group of Baltimore cerebral palsy lawyers at Snyder & Snyder today for a free review of your child's case.