Birth injuries affect thousands of newborns each year. Of these injuries, cerebral palsy is one of the most common, resulting from damage to the child’s cerebrum. The brain’s cerebrum is responsible for the control of a person’s motor skills, cognitive thought, and sensory functions. Cerebral Palsy often develops during pregnancy, birth, or even the first three years of the child’s life. This condition may develop during the birth of the child if the infant can not receive enough oxygen as a result of problems with the umbilical cord, failure to order a caesarian section delivery in a timely manner, or the improper use of a vacuum extractor or forceps during delivery.
For the most part, cerebral palsy is avoidable if the doctor is able to diagnose health problems quickly. Sadly, cerebral palsy is not treatable, meaning that once the damage has been done to the child, there is no way to cure or improve the condition. Fortunately, the disease is non-progressive, so no further damage will occur after the initial injury. While the specific condition can not be treated, the side effects can often be treated by surgical procedures.
If your child has suffered from cerebral palsy due to the negligence of a doctor during pregnancy or birth, contact the Waukesha birth injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 866-888-3620 to schedule your free initial consultation.