Causes of Cerebral Palsy

The varying causes for cerebral palsy (CP) can generally be separated into the two categories, medical and non-medical. Medical causes of CP usually occur during or immediately after childbirth and involve the negligent care of a physician. Non-medical causes cover most other instances in which another person’s negligence caused a young child brain damage. Recognizing if your child has been injured in addition to who might have been responsible requires some familiarity with the symptoms in order to identify them as soon as possible.

If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy due to another person’s negligence, you may be able to hold them liable for the injury done to your child. Contact the cerebral palsy attorneys from The Driscoll Firm at 800-305-9800 for qualified legal advice.

Common Medical and Non-Medical Causes

Medical causes for CP are very often preventable, as they most likely to occur in the hospital due to avoidable mistakes. Some of those causes are:

  • Birth trauma
  • Asphyxiation during labor and childbirth
  • Shaken baby syndrome

Non-medical causes for CP might be the result of any party’s reckless behavior, and could be the be associated with any of the following:

  • Near drowning
  • Blunt force trauma to the head, such as in a car accident
  • Non-fatal asphyxiation

A disability like CP can place enormous emotional and financial strains on a family and these burdens should not be borne alone when another person’s actions led to the condition.

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A cerebral palsy lawyer of The Driscoll Firm are passionately committed to protecting the interests of children and families who are left to face this debilitating condition through the fault of a negligent party. Contact us by calling 800-305-9800 for a free consultation.

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