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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

There are several causes of cerebral palsy including lack of oxygen during labor and delivery either by hypoxia or ischemia; or both; trauma, prematurity or infection.

Lack of oxygen during labor and delivery is an important cause of cerebral palsy for many reasons, one of which being that it can usually be prevented.


When a child has suffered an injury related to prenatal care, labor or delivery, it is understandable for the parents to have questions about the injury, their legal rights and the legal rights of the child.  We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what has happened to your child and about your legal rights.  Consultations are free – there is no obligation to call and talk with one of our attorneys.  Contact Us if we can help you.

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