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Brain Damage is the Most Frequent Culprit in Cerebral Palsy Cases

Discovering that your child has cerebral palsy will inevitably lead to many questions and concerns. Could the disorder have been prevented? Did I do something wrong? What caused my child to develop this condition? While it is all too easy to blame yourself, as a parent, you need to understand that it is not your fault. It is imperative that you also recognize what factors might have led up to the development of cerebral palsy and take appropriate action to secure the best possible future for you child.

Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy
While there are many factors often cited in the development of cerebral palsy, it basically comes down to brain damage. In cases of cerebral palsy, there is generally some type of damage to the brain that affects the body’s ability to control movement and posture. The question then becomes, how did the brain become damaged?

It has been estimated that the majority of cerebral palsy cases are the result of a problem during or after birth, which affected the brain. Damage to the brain may be caused by any of the following events:

  • Mother developed an infection during the pregnancy
  • The baby’s brain was deprived of oxygen
  • The infant was born prematurely
  • The mother and baby had incompatible blood types
  • Severe jaundice developed in the infant
  • An accident caused head trauma

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Negligence
If your child developed cerebral palsy following a birth injury or accident, you may be able to recover compensation. While this compensation cannot “turn back the clock,” it can help you pay for the high medical expenses you will incur over the years.

For more information and answers to your questions, contact an experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.

Contact us today for your free case evaluation. We will help you get to the bottom of what caused your child’s brain injury.

 

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