Any sort of illness, mental or physical, can change as well as disturb your life in every way or the other. Cerebral palsy is nothing different from that. It refers to a condition or a disorder that affects muscle movement and coordination. The nature of the disorder can be understood from the name itself, “cerebral” means having to deal with the brain, and “palsy” means both weakness and problems with body movement. Ever heard of motor disabilities in children? Cerebral Palsy is the most common cause of such. About 1 in every 345 children has been identified with the presence of Cerebral Palsy. There are five major types of cerebral palsy. To know more about how a lawyer can help you in such a scenario, you can refer to Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC.
Listed below is everything you need to know about cerebral palsy:
1. Cerebral palsy is more common in boys, than that in girls. And also a prominent presence of it can be seen in black children, rather than white.
2. Most individuals with Cerebral Palsy, about 75% to 85%, are known to have spastic CP. This results in an awkward movement of muscles, the reason being their stiffness.
3. Many victims of Cerebral Palsy (mostly children), are known to have various other diseases alongside Cerebral Palsy. For example, 4 of every 10 victims can also have epilepsy, and 1 in 10 can have an autism spectrum disorder.
4. Most cases related to Cerebral Palsy, have something to do with brain damage. It can happen before, or during the time of your birth. This is also known as Congenital Cerebral Palsy.
A few factors that can increase the risk of cerebral palsy are:
* If you are born too small
* Cases where the baby is delivered too early.
* Being a twin or having multiple birth numbers
* If the mother had an infection during pregnancy.
5. There is also a small percentage of cerebral palsy, that takes place 28 days after birth. This is also known as acquired Cerebral Palsy. The reasons that can cause such are:
* Having a brain infection
* Suffering a serious head injury.
6. In most cases, the specific reason for the cause of Cerebral Palsy in children cannot be identified.
7. Cerebral palsy can be diagnosed in a child, typically during the first or second year of birth. If the patient has mild symptoms then it can be difficult to make a diagnosis until a few years after birth.
The presence of Cerebral Palsy can be difficult to deal with, both for the patient and their family members. It leaves a toll both on physical health and mental health, and therefore, you must not delay in getting in touch with a lawyer to know more about the compensation you are entitled to.