What Causes Cerebral Palsy and How Can It Be Treated?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain. This can occur before, during, or shortly after birth, and in many cases, the cause is unknown. Mobility aids can help those with cerebral palsy to move freely and improve their quality of life and independence. In some cases, cerebral palsy is caused by medical malpractice or negligence during birth.

If you think your child's cerebral palsy was preventable and was caused by the medical negligence of a health professional, you may be eligible for a free case review. Medications can be used to treat some symptoms of cerebral palsy, such as involuntary movements, seizures, and spasticity. Specialized assistive devices can help people with cerebral palsy who have problems with communication, hearing, and vision. Early diagnosis and treatment can help improve the signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy in a timely manner and improve your child's overall quality of life.

The American Academy of Pediatrics published a report based on data from more than 1,300 studies of people with cerebral palsy.