Cerebral Palsy Resulting from Infections or Diseases

Cerebral palsy is a spectrum disorders with a variety of contributing factors, but one of the most frustrating causes of this condition is medical malpractice. Although most people are aware that medical mistakes such as failing to ensure that a baby has enough oxygen can lead to cerebral palsy, many do not know that certain infections and diseases can also contribute to this condition. If doctors fail to diagnose potentially dangerous health conditions in infants, it may result in brain damage and subsequently cerebral palsy.

If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a doctor’s failure to act quickly or respond appropriately to an infection or disease, we can explain your legal options and help you seek compensation for your child’s disability expenses. For a free consultation regarding your legal options, contact a knowledgeable cerebral palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm today by calling (800) 305-9800.

Diseases and Infections That May Contribute to Cerebral Palsy

Delayed diagnosis or treatment of certain illnesses may damage a child’s brain, potentially leading to cerebral palsy. The following are some of the most important conditions for doctors to diagnose and treat in a timely manner to reduce the possibility of a child developing cerebral palsy:

  • Meningitis
  • Jaundice
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Persistent pulmonary hypotension

These dangerous health conditions, among others, should be treated quickly and appropriately in order to protect children from cerebral palsy.

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If a doctor could have prevented your child’s disability by moving faster to diagnose and treat a dangerous infection or disease, we may be able to assist you through the process of seeking compensation from the negligent medical professional at fault. To learn more about how we can serve you, contact a cerebral palsy attorney of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 today.

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