Cerebral Palsy Causes
Childbirth is often stressful, and for first-time parents in particular, it can be difficult to know what is normal and what is not. Mothers and families rely on medical staff to guide them through the process of delivery, and they must trust that doctors and nurses will intervene appropriately when it is necessary to care for the life of the infant.
Oxygen deprivation during delivery is one potential cause of cerebral palsy. Oxygen deprivation can be the result of many causes, including difficulty of the child coming through the birth canal. Other risk factors during birth can contribute to an eventual cerebral palsy diagnosis, including low birth weight, premature birth, breech birth, and multiple births.
When You Know Your Child is Hurt
For many families, the diagnosis of birth injury will come before discharge from the hospital. Others will learn of their child’s condition only as he or she ages and fails to meet certain developmental markers. Most parents of children with cerebral palsy have a definitive diagnosis by age 3.
Upon learning of your child’s diagnosis, you will understandably be concerned about his or her prognosis for the long term. These are difficult questions to ask doctors, and there are no simple answers. All parents deserve to have full and complete information about their child’s health and to know how the condition originated.
Legal Information for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy
At Renaud Law Group, we are sensitive to the needs of families and their desire to build a positive future for their children with cerebral palsy. This is a basic wish shared by all parents. For those raising children with extensive medical needs, however, the financial strain of funding rehabilitative therapy and assistive devices, as well as the time to be a present caregiver to a child, can be overwhelming.
Our dedicated team can help you.
Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieve pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Berry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. Mark’s practice is primarily focused on ICBC injury claims. He is dedicated to ensuring that you are properly compensated for any harm suffered.
Chris Lee, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Chris maintains a mixed practice of both ICBC and medical negligence files. He is committed to righting the wrongs suffered by innocent people, ensuring their dignity is respected and that they receive proper compensation. His diligence, analytical skills and empathy enable him to provide superior junior counsel work.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Melissa Chu, Paralegal
Melissa assists the firm with both ICBC claims and medical negligence files. Her duties include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation and trial preparation. Melissa’s positive nature creates a safe and inclusive environment for everyone around her.
Get in touch to discuss your child’s potential case today
Other Cerebral Palsy Causes:
Delivery complications and errors
Failure to account for pregnancy risk factors