Non-Medical Causes of Cerebral Palsy
There are a wide range of factors that can cause the development of cerebral palsy, and while the most common are abnormalities during pregnancy or complications during childbirth that lead to physical trauma to the brain, it is possible for a child to develop cerebral palsy due to other factors. While the brain is in the process of development, any trauma that disrupts the flow of blood to the brain can cause irreparable damage to the motor control centers of the brain, impairing movement and in some cases leading to cognitive problems. Unfortunately, many of these traumatic accidents occur because another party acts negligently or recklessly, endangering the child.
Cerebral Palsy Causes
Any major physical trauma to the brain during a child’s early development can potentially lead to cerebral palsy, and the following are a few of the more common examples of accidents that lead to the development of cerebral palsy:
- Car accidents
- Physical violence and abuse
- Drowning events
- Traumatic brain injury
The medical expenses and lifetime of treatment that almost invariably result from a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be staggeringly expensive, and it is often essential for the victim’s family to seek financial compensation through civil litigation.
When another person’s irresponsible actions cause your child to develop cerebral palsy, our lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, believe they should be held accountable for the undue suffering you and your child have been put through. As we focus on fighting for the rights and interest of the victims of medical malpractice and other forms of negligence that lead to cerebral palsy, we may be able to help you obtain justice and compensation. By calling (800) 305-9800, you can discuss your situation with us and discover how we might be able to help you.