Non-Medical Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Most people are aware that if a medical practitioner somehow causes a birth injury like cerebral palsy, the parent of the child can often pursue legal action against the irresponsible medical professional. However, there are also non-medical causes of cerebral palsy that can make a family eligible to file a personal injury claim. Just like when a medical professional’s actions cause cerebral palsy, our attorneys at the Driscoll Firm believe that other parties who cause your child to develop cerebral palsy should be held liable.

Causes that are Non-Medical

Though medical causes are the most common cause of cerebral palsy, non-medical causes, such as the following, can also result in a child developing cerebral palsy:

  • Abuse
  • Car Accidents
  • Blunt Head Trauma
  • Near Drowning

These situations and traumas can lead to a baby or toddler developing cerebral palsy, a condition that can change that child’s life. With the emotional and financial burdens a diagnosis of cerebral palsy can have, many families find themselves stressed out and struggling to stay afloat.

Contact a Birth Injury Settlement Attorney Today

You might have thought that you weren’t entitled to explore financial compensation for your baby’s cerebral palsy because it wasn’t caused by a medical practitioner. However, this is not necessarily the case. If another person acted negligently or recklessly and your baby developed cerebral palsy as a result, the attorneys of Driscoll Firm can help you investigate your options for pursuing justice and compensation. Contact our offices today at (800) 305-9800 to learn more about how we can help.

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