Los Angeles Cerebral Palsy Lawyers
Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Infants
What causes cerebral palsy in infants? Cerebral palsy may be acquired before, during or after birth. Head trauma, an infection or incident involving a near drowning may cause cerebral palsy after childbirth. However, the majority of civil lawsuits involving cerebral palsy stem from some form of medical malpractice, such as OB/GYN error, obstetrical mistakes, or any type of negligence on the part of a medical professional involved in the pregnancy or delivery. A lack of oxygen to the brain during birth, premature delivery, delayed c-section, or negligent care following childbirth may all lead to cerebral palsy.
Did medical malpractice or negligence lead to your child's condition? At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent children throughout the Los Angeles area who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and are suffering from this condition as a result of malpractice. If you are interested in learning how we may be able to represent your interests and hold the responsible party liable for their actions, please contact a Los Angeles cerebral palsy lawyer at our offices. Your initial consultation is free.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by brain damage or impaired brain development, inhibiting the brain's ability to control the body, particularly affecting muscle control and motor skills. Depending on the severity, cerebral palsy may render an infant unable to perform normal activities and care for him or herself in later years. In other cases, cerebral palsy may be milder and the infant will be able to lead a relatively normal life. Some potential symptoms of cerebral palsy include: trouble walking, problems with movement, seizures, learning disabilities, slow and uncontrolled movement of the limbs, abnormal posture, lack of facial muscle control, trouble with balance and coordination, vision impairment, and tremors.
Learn more about cerebral palsy and how an attorney can assist you in taking proper legal action. Contact a Los Angeles cerebral palsy attorney at our law firm today.