The Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy stems from a brain malformation or injury that occurs before, during or after birth. It can have a devastating effect on a child's brain and nervous system, causing seizures, tremors, motor function abnormalities, speaking and swallowing difficulties, visual and hearing impairment, sensory abnormalities, cognitive impairment and developmental delays. Cerebral palsy limitations and disabilities can be the result of preventable medical errors.

At NOW Law of Harrisburg and Philadelphia, our lawyers specialize in representing families of children who have suffered severe brain injuries due to preventable medical errors made during pregnancy, during the time of delivery or in the postnatal period. We strive to get maximum compensation for your loved one's birth injury caused by a health care provider's negligence. We have helped families across Pennsylvania, and have recovered million-dollar and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for suffering families.

While some children will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy immediately after delivery, others may not show signs or symptoms until months or years later. NOW Law dedicates extensive resources in working with medical specialists from across the country to determine whether medical negligence was the cause of your child's cerebral palsy diagnosis.

Causes of cerebral palsy due to preventable medical errors can include:

  • Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) during labor or after birth
  • A maternal infection that affects the fetus
  • A fetal stroke that causes a loss of blood to the developing brain
  • Infection in the newborn infant that affects development
  • Prolonged or delayed labor
  • Failing to recognize that the baby is in distress
  • Unnecessary force (forceps or vacuum) during delivery
  • Not performing a medically required C-section in time

We will help you get answers and seek the compensation that you deserve for your child's present and long-term needs.

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If you suspect your child has cerebral palsy or you have already received a diagnosis, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at NOW Law today. Call our offices in Harrisburg or Philadelphia today at 717-798-3588 or 888-699-7097.