Cerebral palsy occurs as a result of injury to the cerebrum, the part of the brain that controls higher mental faculties, sensations and voluntary muscle movements. There are a number of possible causes of cerebral palsy, including the failure to treat seizures post-delivery, failure to detect that the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck, failure to perform a Caesarean section in a timely manner, improper use of forceps, failure to treat fetal distress, failure to monitor the vital signs of the baby or mother, and failure to diagnose and treat meningitis or jaundice. If you suspect that your physician made an error that caused your child’s cerebral palsy, you should speak with an experienced Rochester birth injury attorney. A lawyer can review your case and put you in touch with medical experts who can give you answers.
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