Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Symptoms of CP: What You Should Look For

There are many symptoms that appear when a person has Cerebral Palsy. These symptoms greatly vary depending upon how much brain damage occurred and what type of Cerebral Palsy an individual has. Keep in mind that some people with Cerebral Palsy may not necessarily have all of these symptoms. Each person's body reacts differently to the condition; some individuals have severe forms of the symptoms while other people may appear to have very slight forms of the symptoms. Many children who have Cerebral Palsy are diagnosed during infancy, typically before the age of three.

Indications of Cerebral Palsy

The following is a list of some of the numerous indicators that a person may have a form of Cerebral Palsy:

  • Bladder problems
  • Developmental delays (motor skills)-crawling, walking, sitting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Epilepsy or other types of seizures
  • Hearing impairment
  • Involuntary movement of the limbs
  • Lack of head control
  • Learning disabilities
  • Little control of bowel movements
  • Muscles are too loose and unable to be controlled
  • Peg teeth
  • Poor perception
  • Problems behaving appropriately
  • Problems breathing
  • Scares easily
  • Speech difficulties
  • Stiff muscles
  • Strange posture
  • Uses one hand more than the other
  • Visual impairment

NY Personal Injury Attorneys on Your Side

If your child has been the victim of a birth injury that resulted in Cerebral Palsy, please contact the New York birth injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353.

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