When Will I Know if My Child Suffers from Cerebral Palsy?


A: Many of the symptoms of cerebral palsy are not readily apparent at birth and instead are only recognized as the child ages and begins to hit more developmental milestones. For example, it can be difficult to tell if a newborn baby is suffering brain damage and associated motor skill delays, because there are few gross motor milestones that are typically hit in the first few weeks and months of life. However, when the child reaches the age where non-disabled babies typically crawl and walk, the symptoms of cerebral palsy may become more apparent. Even when the symptoms are observed, a diagnosis may take some time and may require a team of professionals.

As a parent, it is important to be aware of the potential signs of cerebral palsy and to seek medical treatment and legal advice as soon as possible. Many professionals advise parents to start physical therapy and other therapies as soon as possible to maximize their effect. Additionally, your time to file a New York birth injury lawsuit may be limited. Thus, it is important to contact a New York birth injury attorney as soon as possible. The New York birth injury lawyers of the Pagan Law Firm would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation. Please call us today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.

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