Ohio Lawyer for Children Diagnosed With CP
Many parents start to notice the signs of cerebral palsy when their children begin failing to meet the benchmarks of normal development. As time goes on, infants with cerebral palsy fail to develop the coordination and strength that other children the same age possess. They do not make eye contact, roll over or crawl the way other babies do.
At the Cleveland law offices of Lancione & Lancione, PLL, we know how devastating this can be for parents. Our goal is to help families take successful legal action that helps cerebral palsy victims gain the resources necessary to pay medical bills and get the continuing care they need.
As many parents know all too well, cerebral palsy (often abbreviated CP) is a disorder that first appears during infancy or early childhood. It is not a single disease, but a name given to a range of different syndromes caused by damage to the brain before, during or shortly after a child's birth. This brain damage is permanent and incurable. However, the consequences can be minimized with the right treatment.
How Is Cerebral Palsy Diagnosed?
A child's medical history may also give important clues about neurological problems. Slow development, abnormal postures and lack of muscle tone all may be early signs of cerebral palsy.
Health care professionals who suspect something may be wrong often begin to diagnose cerebral palsy by testing an infant's motor skills. They look at the child's motor reflexes. Infants with cerebral palsy may retain some reflexes that other infants grow out of.
Professionals may also order diagnostic tests to learn more about the possible causes of cerebral palsy. These include CT scans and brain imaging studies. An electroencephalogram (EEG) may also be ordered, especially if a seizure disorder is suspected.
If Cerebral Palsy Has Been Diagnosed
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, early intervention is critical. Enrolling your child in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy can help him or her maximize abilities.
Talking to a lawyer is also a good idea. We invite you to call our Cleveland offices at 866-744-1330 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an Ohio spasticity lawyer. Lancione & Lancione is proud to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and communities throughout Ohio with the knowledge and experience of a well-qualified Cleveland cerebral palsy diagnosis attorney.
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