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Cerebral Palsy and birth injuries

If your child shows signs of cerebral palsy from a birth injury, you need the services of a cerebral palsy law firm. Signs of cerebral palsy often appear within a newborn’s first few months. However, many children do not receive a diagnosis until after the age of 2 years. Early signs of cerebral palsy include developmental delays, abnormal muscle tone, and abnormal posture. If you notice one of these signs, you should reach out to a trusted health care provider and a cerebral palsy law firm for guidance. 

Causes of a cerebral palsy birth injury

Cerebral palsy is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during, or soon after birth.  Injuries that occur at birth can cause damage to a baby’s brain from:

  • Lack of oxygen
  • A stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Negligent prenatal care

Filing a claim with a cerebral palsy law firm

Sometimes birth injuries are caused by physician error. A cerebral palsy law firm should review your child’s medical records to determine if a medical mistake contributed to your child’s cerebral palsy. In a cerebral palsy lawsuit, the main question is whether the doctor’s actions followed accepted medical practices. Most CP claims are based on the premise that the doctor mishandled a labor and delivery, and there was something they could have done differently to prevent the injury. Many CP lawsuits seek to prove that a timely emergency C-section could have prevented the injury.


Our cerebral palsy law firm hires medical experts who review your child’s medical record and provide an opinion. If the medical expert confirms that there is evidence of a medical error, the lawsuit can proceed.  

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What compensation could I receive?

Our attorneys understand that pain from a birth injury affects both the child and their family. That’s why we pursue financial payments when the birth injury was caused by a medical mistake. Contact us today for a free case review and consultation. There is absolutely no cost to you unless we succeed with your claim. Take the first step to make things better for you and your family and call today.


When a medical error contributed to a child’s cerebral palsy, parents are able to pursue financial compensation. The amount of compensation could depend on factors such as the severity of the CP as well as the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation. You could receive payment for items such as: 


  • Medical costs for hospital visits, doctor appointments and medications
  • Medical equipment expenses, such as wheelchairs, walkers, and hospital beds
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Home nursing costs
  • Medical supplies such as braces

The lawyer will determine the amount of medical expenses that have already occurred. In addition, the lawyer will project the amount of future medical expenses. Cerebral palsy can have life-long impacts for the child, so both current and future expenses are considered for compensation.


The amount of compensation for all of these items can be hard to capture. But a skilled attorney from our cerebral palsy law firm can help. We can seek the advice of financial experts with experience in birth injuries to help seek the compensation that families deserve. 

A child who has suffered a birth injury may also be entitled to compensation for:

  • Loss of lifetime earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of life’s pleasures
  • Embarrassment, disfigurement and humiliation

In 2006, it was estimated that over 157,000 birth injuries could have been avoided to both mother and infant.

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