cerebral palsy causes

Cerebral Palsy Causes

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological and muscle disorders affecting body movement and control and can be the result of a variety of cause. Often, cerebral palsy is caused by an injury to an infant's brain before, during, or after the birthing process.

Many different traumas can injure an infant's brain and cause neurological damage. Although parents of a child with cerebral palsy can feel as if they are to blame, brain injuries in a newborn are often caused by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor and their medical staff fail to do something for you or your child that a responsible health care provider would do otherwise.

Cerebral palsy may be due to any of the following actions or factors:
  • An emergency delivery with Vacuum, Forceps, or Cesarean Section.
  • CPR after birth was required for your child.
  • Your child had seizures after birth or within the first few days of life.
  • Your child spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
  • Your child needed oxygen to help the breathing process after birth.
  • A specialist was called in to care for your baby.
  • Tests like an MRI or brain scan were required for your child.

These actions and factors can point to possible cerebral palsy for your newborn or infant. Often, the above actions are due to medical errors made by health care providers during delivery. These errors may be:

  • Failing to recognize and treat seizures following delivery.
  • Leaving the child in birth canal too long causing a lack of oxygen to the brain.
  • Not responding to a mother's high blood pressure or toxemia.
  • Not detecting a prolapsed umbilical cord which can reduce the supply of oxygen.
  • Not performing a C-Section in the event of fetal distress.
  • Not performing a C-section when the child has a large birth weight.
  • Failure to respond to changes in the fetal heart rate.
  • Failure to diagnose jaundice and or meningitis.
  • Failure to treat maternal infections such as rubella, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, or even kidney and urinary tract infections.

Could your child's cerebral palsy have been prevented? Is your child's cerebral palsy the result of medical malpractice, negligence, or misdiagnosis? Getting the answers is imperative to you and your child's future. Contact the Rasansky Law Firm and speak with our cerebral palsy attorneys about your situation. The Rasansky Law Firm is fully committed to children, parents, and families affected by cerebral palsy.

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