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What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy comes from a group of disorders that impede the brain’s control of our movement. The term ‘cerebral palsy’ is actually an umbrella term so there can actually be several various causes for the disorder. While all of the causes aren’t clearly known, certain conditions and events linked to the mother and child have been shown to result in cerebral palsy.
Sometime oxygen shortages that occur during pregnancy can cause brain damage and birth asphyxia. It is estimated that an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain causes around ten percent of all cerebral palsy cases. In addition, other blood conditions may result in severe jaundice which can also cause cerebral palsy. Pregnant mothers with infections have been shown to cause this disorder as well as the use of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy. Brain infections and head injuries in the child can also lead to severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Many causes of cerebral palsy can be prevented with the simple steps of good health care. In some cases negligent medical professional are responsible for contributing to cases of cerebral palsy. If your child suffers from this disorder, it is very important to learn your legal rights as a concerned parent. Please discuss your situation with an experienced cerebral palsy attorney today.