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Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition of the brain which affects movement control. While some forms of cerebral palsy are caused by abnormal brain formation, other forms are caused by injury to the brain due to medical negligence before, at or shortly after a child’s birth.

Medical negligence which causes cerebral palsy usually arises from a doctor or nurse’s failure to identify and timely deliver a child suffering from fetal distress. When this occurs, the unborn child can suffer a lack of oxygen to the brain, causing cerebral palsy.

Other acts of medical negligence which can cause cerebral palsy are the failure to timely perform a c-section, failure to order appropriate tests to assess the unborn child’s condition and prolonged vacuum extraction during delivery. These acts can cause the child to suffer from a lack of oxygen, or suffer a traumatic brain injury such as a brain hemorrhage, both of which can cause cerebral palsy.

If your child suffers from cerebral palsy and at time of birth was either not breathing, required resuscitation, had seizures, had a prolonged delivery, prolonged vacuum extraction, was transferred to intensive care, or you required an emergency c-section, then your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical negligence.

At Hodes Milman we represent children affected by cerebral palsy and have the expertise necessary to determine if your child’s condition was caused by medical negligence. The law allows children and their families to recover compensation for lifetime care and treatment, along with other financial compensation, if medical negligence was the cause.

If you believe your child’s cerebral palsy may have been the result of medical negligence, call us at (866) 730-1976.


Hodes Milman is an author of www.hml-lawyers.com At Hodes Milman our personal injury and Birth Injury Attorneys California offer aggressive legal representation exclusively to individuals, and family members of those killed or injured as a result of the reckless, careless, or negligent conduct of others.


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