Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe different disorders that affect the balance, movement, and posture of the body. Cerebral palsy can affect any part of the brain that controls muscle tone and activity. Signs of cerebral palsy are usually more evident during the first few years of a child’s development. Since it is the paralysis of brain coordination and controlling functions, children may exhibit an inability to perform a series of bodily functions.
Some children may experience jerky movements in different parts of their body. Jerky movements can occur in the limbs, head, and facial features. Difficulty breathing is common; many parents have reported short, deep breaths on a regular basis from their children. Since cerebral palsy may also affect the back muscles, children may also have problems with their posture.
One of the most obvious signs of cerebral palsy is difficulty balancing. This results in an umbrella of other problems including difficulty walking, talking, and crawling. Victims may also be unable to coordinate the direction of their limbs, resulting in jerky movements. The stiffness of the muscles brought on by cerebral palsy will also leave the muscles unable to move smoothly.
Other side effects of cerebral palsy include minor or severe mental retardation, difficulty learning, vision problems, hearing problems, bladder problems, and other ailments.
If your child has been a victim of cerebral palsy due to negligence during a medical procedure, contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633