This post was last updated on February 7th, 2018
In most cases, the earlier of the detection of Cerebral Palsy, the better.
With today’s advancements in technology, early detection of Cerebral Palsy happens more than ever before. These innovations help to ensure better care and more precise treatments for patients. It also helps to form your case sooner than ever before.
In most cases, early detection can possibly save mobility and future potential for a full life.
Early detection can be vital in assisting or saving the mobility of a child. But in a lot of cases, Doctors were not able to detect it in enough time. One sign that is usually common in most cases of Cerebral Palsy is the delay of milestones. This is while children are young and their bodies and abilities are still developing. These delays can range from anything from difficulty with crawling, sitting, or even walking.
Another possible sign of early cerebral palsy symptoms comes from their head movements. When you pick up your child, watch their head movement. In some more alarming cases, a child’s head can either flop around, or their neck and head and adversely become very stiff. These are both symptoms that can assist in the early detection of cerebral palsy.
What early detection can mean for your case.
With early detection, not only can you see medical benefits, but benefits to your case as well. People who detected CP early were found to have a significantly stronger ground to stand on. When you are able to detect early signs of cerebral palsy, it can make proving malpractice easier. This will also give you the funds to help your child receive the proper care sooner.
Some scans and other methods of early detection within the womb can become exceptionally pricey. But, if you have a possible history within your family of cerebral palsy, or a plausible reason to believe it is a possibility, getting a scan may be worth it. Typically, when your child gets a scan, they are able to give a pretty accurate assessment of your child’s health at the time. It is not completely fool-proof. But it is one of the most trusted ways to detect any possible issues before your child is born.
With early detection, you will receive compensation and your child will receive proper care as soon as possible. Receiving early treatment can aid in the help your child keeping their mobility, fine motor skills, and even their ability to cope with it. Trying to cope with CP is something that is very important for parents and the child that is often not talked about. Although, they might not be able to live a 100% normal life, with early treatments it will help be mentally and physically able overcome the hardships that come with the disease.
Early detection can mean treatment as soon as possible.
Whether it is detecting it before birth, or settling a case; determining the issues plaguing your child are the number one priority. Whether you decide to move forward with legal action should be the next step. With so many things that arise, from medical to psychological treatments it is not uncommon for parents to seek legal action. With early detection this becomes easier. While it won’t fix many of the issues you face, it will help lighten some of the financial burden that comes with having a child born with cerebral palsy.