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Cerebral palsy is caused by damage or abnormal development in the parts of the brain that control movement. These events can happen before, during, or shortly after birth or in the first few years of life, when the brain is still developing.
Birth complications such as placental detachment, uterine rupture, or problems with the umbilical cord during birth could disrupt oxygen supply to your baby and result in cerebral palsy. Medical malpractice occurs if a misdiagnosis or delayed intervention such as a C-section results in prolonged deprivation of oxygen to your baby's brain leaving them with cerebral palsy.
Toronto lawyer Paul Cahill has significant experience litigating cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuits, including securing a jury trial verdict of $11.5 million for a twin born with cerebral palsy due to negligent obstetrical care.
Medical malpractice lawsuits for negligent cerebral palsy may the result of poor care by physicians, midwives, hospitals or nurses. Every case is different and should be reviewed by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
If you are concerned that your baby's cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical malpractice, please contact Paul Cahill today to request a free consultation.