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What are the signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

The signs and symptoms of Cerebral Palsy range from barely perceptible to obvious, and include the following:

  • Poor head control
  • Difficulty feeding and sucking
  • Delays in motor development
  • Lying in awkward positions
  • Easily or frequently startled
  • Delay in crawling, walking, pushing up on all fours
  • Favoring of one hand over the other
  • Abnormal crawling
  • Floppy or stiff movements (overdeveloped or underdeveloped muscles)
  • Ataxia (loss of coordination and balance)·
  • Athetosis (involuntary slow, writhing movements)
  • Spastic paralysis (abnormal stiffness and contraction of muscles)
  • Motor impairment (difficulty with writing and other coordinated tasks)
  • Involuntary movements
  • Slow overall development
  • Difficulty with speech, hearing, or vision
  • Difficulty with perception or sensation
  • Inability to control bladder
  • Inability to control bowels
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Seizures
  • Behavioral and/or attention deficit disorders
  • Impaired sense of touch or pain
  • Swallowing problems
  • Limited range of motion
  • Progressive joint contractures
  • Peg teeth

Contact an Experienced Birth Injury Lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA Today to Receive a Free Consultation

If your child has suffered a birth injury at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Jefferson Hospital or any local Pittsburgh hospital, you need quality representation. The knowledgeable attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC have handled numerous birth injury cases across the Western side of Pennsylvania. Our office is conveniently located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Either contact us online here, or give us a call at (412) 471-4300.

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