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Is Cerebral Palsy A Birth Injury?

Cerebral palsy is a result of damage to the brain before, during, or immediately following birth. While cerebral palsy is not always caused by medical negligence, in many cases it is. When cerebral palsy is the result of birth injury due to doctor or hospital error, you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek significant compensation for all of the damages your child and your family will face.

If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy is the result of medical negligence, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates or call (312) 313-2888 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago birth injury lawyers today.

What is a Birth Injury?

Unlike a birth defect, which is often genetic, a birth injury occurs when medical professionals fail to provide an acceptable standard of care and allow for a newborn to become injured during labor or delivery. When cerebral palsy is a birth injury, contributing factors may include:

  • Undetected maternal infection
  • Failure to determine the proper due date
  • Oxygen deprivation during or after delivery
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress

No matter what the cause, if your child’s injury was the result of medical negligence, you have a right to seek compensation.

To discuss your child’s condition with one of our experienced Chicago, Illinois birth injury attorneys, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates today.