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What is cerebral palsy?

New parents in Maryland have more than enough to worry about with a healthy birth. But what can you do if your child is not as healthy as you had hoped? If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, what does this mean for them?

CerebralPalsy.org defines cerebral palsy as a harmful neurological disorder. It affects the development of your child and can have moderate to severe impacts on their muscle coordination and movement. It can affect different areas of the body to varying degrees. For example, one sufferer might only be impacted in the facial area. Others may experience problems in one or even all of their limbs. Some people can deal with total paralysis while others may only be faced with a tremor that requires little assistance.

The cause of cerebral palsy is usually either malformation of the brain, or some sort of brain injury or trauma. This occurs while the brain is still developing, which includes any period of time before or during birth, as well as immediately after a child is born. The majority of cerebral palsy cases happen before birth, though it's possible for medical accidents during or after the birthing process to be contributing factors.

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may be wondering what to do next. While this isn't meant as legal advice, it's possible that you could benefit from the counsel of a legal professional. They could help you take care of the financial aspects of your case.

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