Check Your Baby for These Common Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Louisville

Matthew L. White
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Founder & Partner of Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Gray & White Law

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2/11/2013
Matthew L. White
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Many parents are willing to overlook developmental problems in their children. After all, kids grow at different rates—and just because an infant is not crawling as quickly as the kid next door does not mean he has suffered a Louisville birth injury.

However, what most parents don’t realize is that children who are suffering from cerebral palsy will usually begin to show symptoms in their first three years of life—symptoms from an injury they could have sustained on the day they were born.

Here are a few signs that your child may have suffered cerebral palsy at birth in Kentucky:

  • Unusual crawling technique, such as dragging one side of the body
  • Abnormal muscle responses (spasms or slow reflexes)
  • Inability to tighten and relax muscles when stimulated
  • Seizures
  • Lax or uncoordinated mouth movements, such as problems chewing, swallowing, or keeping lips closed
  • Slouching while sitting up
  • Lying down at a strange angle or in awkward positions
  • Easily startled
  • Favoring one side of the body over the other
  • Underdeveloped muscles that make his movements floppy or stiff
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • A slow writing style punctuated with jerky movements
  • Hearing and eyesight problems
  • Difficulty controlling bladder and bowel movements
  • Limited range of motion

The Kentucky birth injury attorneys at Gray and White don’t believe that you should have to pay for the costs of a medical mistake—especially if your child’s injury was caused by a doctor’s negligence. We can help you get compensation for your child’s medical bills and costs of care, and we charge you nothing unless we win your case. Call us today at (800) 634-8767 or click the contact link on this page to begin your FREE consultation.



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