Some of the signs that medical malpractice was a factor in causing your child’s cerebral palsy include:
- Poor APGAR scores.
- Blue skin, suggesting oxygen deprivation in the baby.
- Lower than normal umbilical cord blood gases.
- Meconium aspiration.
- Seizures shortly after birth.
- Poor muscle control or difficulty feeding after birth due to a poor sucking response.
A prolonged labor in which the baby is not delivered within 24 hours of the water breaking can also be a risk factor for cerebral palsy. If the baby is full-term but is placed in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) or if the baby needs to be resuscitated after birth, these are also potential signs that negligence during birth resulted in cerebral palsy.