Study Reveals Autism Risk Could Be Revealed in Pitch of Cries from Babies

Below you will find a brief overview of this study and how it could pave the way for early detection of this condition.  You will also find information regarding how autism can be contracted by a child and how it can be the result of mistakes made by medical professionals.  Any parent whose child has been diagnosed with autism that was the result of this type of a mistake needs to obtain the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.

The Study – A Brief Description

Researchers at Brown Alpert Medical School’s Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island recently completed a study that tracked the pitches of the cries of babies who were separated into groups.  These groups were defined as babies who were seen as at risk for autism based on a sibling who had been diagnosed with this disorder and those who were not defined as at risk.  Their cries after experiencing some sort of pain were measured by computers that can sense pitches that are not audible to the human ear.

The study found that the babies who were considered to be at risk for autism let out cries that were higher in pitch than those who were not.  Of the at risk group, three of the babies were ultimately diagnosed with autism, and their cries were some of the highest-pitched recorded.  As such, a conclusion was drawn that perhaps these high-pitched cries could signal the possibility of autism as early as six months of age.  However, the sample size was relatively small and the results will likely prompt additional study.

Autism and New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

As stated above, the earlier autism is discovered in a child, the sooner treatments can begin and the better the chances for avoiding behavioral problems can become in these cases.  While many cases of autism cannot be traced to a cause, some children are diagnosed with this condition because they lacked oxygen while being born.  Some cases of oxygen deprivation are the result of mistakes made by medical professionals overseeing these births.

If your child has been diagnosed with autism and you believe that it was because of these types of mistakes, you need to seek the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years.  Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.