Cerebral Palsy Can Be Caused by Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious and life-altering birth injuries. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cerebral Palsy occurs in 1 out of every 303 eight-year-old U.S. children, and approximately 10,000 babies will develop CP each year. It is 1.2 times more frequent in males than females, and the incident rate is significantly lower in Hispanics versus Caucasian or African American children.
Cerebral palsy acquired as a result of medical malpractice is estimated to be as high as 25% of all those who develop the condition. Cerebral palsy may result from premature birth and/or complications during childbirth.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy, you may want to consider speaking with a legal expert to ensure your rights and the rights of your child are protected.