Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis'

Can a Child Recover from Brain Damage?

Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information, Cerebral Palsy Therapies, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy can result if a baby’s cerebral motor cortex does not develop normally during fetal growth, or if the child experiences a brain injury before, during, or after birth. Though this brain damage cannot be repaired, various treatment options can sometimes improve a child’s capability and prognosis. Generally speaking, the earlier treatment begins, the... Read More

Are You Born With Cerebral Palsy?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Featured

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement-related disorders seen in children across the globe. This disorder is often characterized by a lack of muscle tone, poor coordination and balance, the development of learning disabilities and difficulty walking. According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, as many as 0.3% of babies born in... Read More

The Importance of Cerebral Palsy Early Intervention

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Child Development, Tips for Parents

Receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis for your child can be an overwhelming experience that few parents are prepared to navigate. Along with the physical and emotional struggles, parents must learn to navigate their child’s medical needs, as well as the financial burden that accompanies those needs. And the sooner this begins, the better. This article... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by a Head Injury?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Legal Help

There are many different factors that can cause cerebral palsy in babies. In certain cases, cerebral palsy in infants may be the result of a traumatic brain injury that causes irreparable damage to a baby’s undeveloped brain. Traumatic brain damage that occurs during the labor and delivery process is considered a severe medical issue. Read... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed Before or During Birth?

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

The brain damage that causes or contributes to cerebral palsy can occur during pregnancy, during birth and even after birth. Many parents ask if cerebral palsy can be detected before birth, but the diagnosis usually does not happen until a child is two or three. The earlier you get the diagnosis, the better, so bring... Read More

Earlier Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Improves Quality of Life

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Five U.S. hospitals have now implemented international cerebral palsy diagnosis guidelines that have allowed them to reduce the average age at diagnosis from 19.5 months to 9.5 months. Most hospitals have an average age of about two years at diagnosis. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, was the first hospital to implement the... Read More

Common Mistakes Leading to Brain Injury in Newborns

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Prenatal Care and Childbirth

By Giles Manley, MD, JD CPFN Medical Advisor As an attorney with more than 20 years of obstetrical experience, I regularly sit down with parents and review situations in which medical error is the suspected cause of their child’s cerebral palsy. While each case is different, there are certain medical errors which come up most... Read More

Possible Signs of Medical Error During Labor and Delivery

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Fortunately, most births in the United States are complication-free. But in my practice, I primarily deal with parents whose child was diagnosed months or even years after birth with cerebral palsy, and who suspect medical error may have played a part. I have investigated some 10,000 of these cases over the years. Read More

8 Things to Know After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information, Tips for Parents

For some parents, hearing the words “your child has cerebral palsy” for the first time is a huge shock. For many others, it only confirms what they have suspected for a long time. Still, some parents are relieved to hear the news; they knew something was wrong, and now that they know what it is, they can begin to take action. Read More

When Pursuing a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Persistence is Key

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Cerebral Palsy Information

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disorders in children. However, it may take years before an official cerebral palsy diagnosis is made. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else, including your child’s doctors. If you believe your child isn’t developing normally, insist that your doctor investigate your concerns. Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?