Causes of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy occurs in the birth of 1 in every 300 children. There is no single cause of cerebral palsy and many causes are still unknown.
Some risk factors and causes of cerebral palsy include:
- Medical malpractice during delivery, birth and shortly after birth
- Lack of oxygen during labour or delivery
- Head trauma
- Rubella (German measles)
- Premature birth
What if Medical Malpractice or Negligence Were Causes of Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy and other birth injuries can place enormous amounts of stress on families, especially if a child will require full time care for the rest of their life.
The unexpected costs of special therapy appointments, tests, treatments, travel and medication cripple many families, particularly if one parent now needs to stay home to care for the child.
If medical malpractice or a physician’s negligence were causes of cerebral palsy in your child, you should be entitled to compensation.
Our cerebral palsy lawyers have represented many families across Canada who have felt confronted and overwhelmed by their child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis.
With the utmost compassion and care, we can explain your legal rights, help you assess whether the cerebral palsy was caused by medical malpractice, and seek financial compensation on your behalf to secure the best care and support for your child’s future.