What is Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Hypotonic cerebral palsy, sometimes known as “floppy infant syndrome,” is characterized by weak muscle tone. Early signs of hypotonia in infants include difficulty feeding, poor head control and failure to meet mobility development milestones such as crawling. As children with hypotonia age, physical activity may be particularly difficult for them due to the sheer amount of exertion required to affect movement.
Concerns Of Parents Of Children With Hypotonia
Many conditions, including cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, can cause hypotonia. As with most forms of cerebral palsy, physical therapy in the case of hypotonia is important. Parents and caregivers may choose to engage in intense therapy in order to provide the child with as much physical strength as possible. Although this process may be rewarding when a child improves, it is also time-intensive and an additional layer of stress on parents.
Families of children with cerebral palsy are courageous to balance work and home life when the challenges of their child’s condition are paramount, and intensive therapy may be required to meet those demands. Help for families is sometimes available through the public system. Often, however, families are called upon to make great sacrifices in order to pursue the best course of treatment for their child.
Renaud Law Group is dedicated to finding answers for CP families who want to know what happened and perhaps what could have been done to prevent their child’s condition. Fundamentally, however, parents want to create a positive future for their children. Our firm works to secure parents the medical care, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and time to enjoy with their child.
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Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
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Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
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