Posted: October 24, 2014

Cerebral palsy is a very common motor disability in children and affects nearly 10,000 babies each year. Cerebral palsy is not curable and will require treatment and support for a child’s  entire lifetime.

Cerebral palsy affects a child's neurological systems that control functionality, coordination, and muscle control. It can be caused by a birth injury due to medical malpractice.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy occurs if a child's brain suffers because of a lack of oxygen, infection, or bleeding in the brain. A child's brain can be affected by any of these things during pregnancy, but cerebral palsy can also occur because of medical malpractice.

The following forms of medical malpractice can cause cerebral palsy:

  • Medication errors
  • Delays if a C-section is needed
  • Medical staff not monitoring your baby's oxygen levels
  • Delays in determining fetal distress

If your child has cerebral palsy, it's possible that it occurred because of medical malpractice. Cerebral palsy will require extensive and expensive care for the entirety of your child's life. Our experienced Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help. Contact Kline & Specter today for a free case evaluation. Call at 800-243-1100.