Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that results from an injury to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth. This condition is often very serious and can have lifelong consequences, as the brain is still in the early stages of development when cerebral palsy-causing injuries occur. Many things can cause the injury that leads to cerebral palsy. Sometimes it occurs because of an illness in the mother or child, or trauma that occurs after birth. However, cerebral palsy is usually caused by a birth injury. One of the great tragedies of this condition is that it is preventable in many cases.

If your baby suffered a birth injury and now has cerebral palsy and you believe that the injury was due to a healthcare worker’s negligence, contact the dedicated and capable Stevens Point birth injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 today. Those responsible for such an injury should be held accountable for their actions.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

Some of the mistakes that can occur during birth that may lead to cerebral palsy include the following:

  • Healthcare workers who allow a baby to be born in the wrong position, such as a breech baby, or do not properly react to a situation like a prolapsed umbilical cord.
  • Allowing a baby to stay in the birth canal too long during birth, as this can lead to oxygen deprivation.
  • Doctors or other healthcare workers who allow labor to go on too long, as this too can lead to oxygen deprivation.

There are other ways a doctor’s negligence can lead to cerebral palsy. If you are not sure about your child’s case, contact a birth injury lawyer.

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Contact the compassionate Stevens Point birth injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874 today to learn about your legal rights if your child has cerebral palsy due to the negligent actions of a healthcare worker.