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Damage to the motor cortex of the brain, the region responsible for muscle control and coordination, causes Cerebral Palsy. Each year, two to three of every 1,000 babies born are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. If the brain injury was avoidable or caused by medical negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the medical professionals responsible for causing the injury. Our birth injury lawyers fight for our clients who suffer from birth injuries caused by medical negligence and are ready to fight for you.

What Causes a Brain Injury at Birth?

A brain injury can occur during the labor or delivery process. Brain injuries at birth can be traumatic, and may result from many medical mistakes when medical professionals and staff fail to provide adequate healthcare. A few examples include:

If your child’s birth injury is the result of medical negligence, you may want to speak with one of our nationally recognized birth injury attorneys. We can help you understand your legal rights and options during this difficult time.

What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Babies?

Cerebral Palsy is the result of brain damage that occurs either during fetal development or during the labor and delivery process. During fetal development, brain damage may occur due to infections, environmental or hereditary causes. In these cases, Cerebral Palsy may not have been preventable.

However, there are cases in which a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis was preventable. Medical negligence before, during and after birth may lead to a traumatic injury to the baby’s brain. Brain injuries which disrupt the flow of oxygen and blood to the baby’s brain may cause Cerebral Palsy. Other preventable causes of Cerebral Palsy include:

 

If medical malpractice is to blame, your child’s Cerebral Palsy may be the result of a preventable brain injury. Contact a Chicago Cerebral Palsy lawyer from our firm to discuss your situation and legal rights.

What Are the Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Babies?

Because babies naturally have limited mobility, detecting early signs of a brain injury at birth is often difficult. Cerebral Palsy directly affects motor skills and muscle control. Thus, signs of Cerebral Palsy are more noticeable once children are old enough to start grasping, crawling or rolling over. If your child is displaying motor coordination difficulties, you may want to contact a doctor to see if Cerebral Palsy is the cause.

Our Experienced Illinois Birth Injury Lawyers Can Fight for Your Child

An injury to your baby’s brain at birth may have lasting effects on your baby throughout his or her lifetime. If your child has Cerebral Palsy, he or she may have ongoing trouble with motor skills and coordination. If caused by a preventable birth injury, the medical professionals that provided care for you and your child at birth should be held responsible for the struggles your child may face.

If you suspect that your child has suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence, you may have legal options. Our Chicago birth injury lawyers have a track record of obtaining justice on behalf of injured children and families. Contact our office today at (877) 262-9767 to learn more about how we may be able to help.

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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