Non-Medical Causes of Cerebral Palsy

In general, cerebral palsy results from damage to a developing brain, whether due to abnormalities within the brain itself or because of injury to the brain before age five. Although medical malpractice is a common cause of cerebral palsy, there are other, non-medical situations in which this devastating condition can arise. Whether you or your child’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice or non-medical causes, you may be entitled to compensation from the party at fault.

If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a knowledgeable St. Louis cerebral palsy attorney from the Driscoll Firm can help you discover who is responsible for the injury and determine if you are eligible for financial compensation. To learn more about the many ways we can serve you, contact our compassionate legal team today at (800) 305-9800.

Possible Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, like other brain injuries, is often caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain or a head injury. The most common non-medical causes of cerebral palsy include:

  • Blunt head trauma
  • Car accidents
  • Abuse
  • Near drowning

Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition, and any treatment to alleviate its symptoms can be costly. However, if this disorder was caused by someone else, such as a drunk driver in an auto accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation to assist with medical bills and other damages.

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At the Driscoll Firm, our caring yet tenacious legal team is prepared to help your family take legal action if you or your child now suffers from cerebral palsy due to the negligent actions of someone else. Contact a St. Louis cerebral palsy lawyer today at (800) 305-9800 if you would like to review your case and learn more about your legal options.

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