Non-Medical Causes of Cerebral Palsy
The onset of cerebral palsy can be caused by a number of factors, typically due to abnormalities during pregnancies or physical trauma to the brain itself during developmental phases. A shocking number of cases originate from trauma involved with medical malpractice, but there are a number of non-medical events which can also result in the development of cerebral palsy.
Young children whose brains are still in the process of development can develop cerebral palsy from any sort of trauma that directly affects the cerebrum, and may experience serious motor skill impairments as well as cognitive disabilities as a result. When such trauma is caused by the negligence of another party, parents can face enormous challenges and medical expenses that should never be their own burden to bear.
Cerebral Palsy Causes
Damage to the brain during infancy or the early years of childhood is particularly dangerous as it can disrupt the developmental processes underway, leading to problems in cognitive development and disruption of motor control skills. The following are a few examples of traumatic events which can damage the cerebrum:
- Car accidents
- Physical violence and abuse
- Drowning events
- Significant blunt force head trauma
In the event that such an event is caused by the negligent actions of another party, a family may be forced to seek compensation for their medical expenses and other losses through litigation in order to avoid the enormous financial implications of ongoing care.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of another party’s negligence, it is important to understand your legal rights regarding seeking compensation for the significant expenses and losses associated with the disorder. To learn more about the medical and legal options available to you, call the experienced attorneys at the Driscoll Firm, today at (800) 305-9800.