Cerebral palsy brain damage is the cause of motor disability in patients who develop this condition. A person can develop cerebral palsy brain damage in the womb, during the birth process, or within the first few years of life. Cerebral palsy brain conditions prevent adequate brain control over motor, sensory, and central nervous system functions.
Free Cerebral Palsy Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy or Erb’s palsy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Brain damage, the root cause of cerebral palsy, can occur as a result of many things, including head trauma, infection (like meningitis), bleeding into the brain, lack of oxygen, failure of the brain to develop properly (developmental brain malformation), and neurological damage to a child’s developing brain.
In many cases, a person suffers cerebral palsy brain damage because of labor and delivery complications. A newborn can suffer a stroke or hemorrhage in the brain during gestation or delivery. Anoxia, or lack of oxygen supply to the brain, before or during birth can also lead to cerebral palsy brain damage. Cerebral palsy brain damage is often caused during complications in delivery. These can include: low amniotic fluid, twisted umbilical cord, hemorrhage, macrosomia (large infant size), long labor, and other complications. In many cases difficult or forceful forceps or vacuum delivery methods can cause cerebral palsy brain damage.
Cerebral palsy is undoubtedly caused by brain injury, and in many cases is preventable. Prevention of a possible brain injury starts before conception and runs into the first few years of a child’s life. In some cases, the doctors or medical team performing the delivery cause the brain injury. If you had difficulty during labor or think that medical malpractice may have caused your child’s brain injury, you should speak with a cerebral palsy lawyer who can evaluate your case.
Do I have a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in cerebral palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.