Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Attorney

Do you want to know what caused your child’s cerebral palsy?

Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Attorney

$31,575,000 jury verdict for birth injury and cerebral palsy lawyers– The Fitzgerald Law Firm successfully argued that the hospital failed to failed to properly monitor the infant defendant’s blood-gas level and failed to diagnose metabolic acidosis, which lead to hydrocephalus, permanent brain damage, and cerebral palsy.

For over 40 years, the Fitzgerald Law Firms have fought for children with cerebral palsy. The firm has successfully handled hundreds cerebral palsy cases in addition to the one above. Many of these cases resulted in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.


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Cerebral Palsy Causes

Cerebral Palsy is triggered by a disruption in the development of the brain, usually before the child is born or during the birthing process itself. Conditions that can lead to the development of CP include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe lack of oxygen to the brain;
  • Fetal stroke while still in the womb, sometimes caused by weak blood vessels in the fetus’s brain or blood clotting – either in the placenta or in the fetus’s body;
  • Infections or fevers experienced by the mother during the pregnancy;
  • Genetic abnormalities;
  • Abnormal development of the brain;
  • Incompatible blood type between mother and fetus;
  • Jaundice (if left untreated, can damage brain cells);
  • Complicated labor and birth; and
  • Mother’s exposure to toxic substances.

Lack of oxygen to the fetal brain can be caused by a number of issues, including:

  • Mismanagement of the vital signs of the mother and infant
  • Delayed delivery or failure to perform a cesarean section delivery
  • Complications with the umbilical cord or the infant’s size or position

Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy Investigation

If you retain The Fitzgerald Law Firm for your cerebral palsy claim, we will: 1) undertake an intense investigation of the medical history of your child, including all medical records that could prove a birth injury caused your child’s cerebral palsy; 2) consult with pediatric neurologists about your child’s cerebral palsy; 3) attempt to identify the cause and time of the birth injury that lead to your child’s cerebral palsy; and 4) if that injury could have been avoided, seek to recover compensation from the parties responsible for your child’s cerebral palsy.

If your child’s cerebral palsy was cause by medical negligence, your child should be compensated for his or her injuries. Because your child will have to live with cerebral palsy for his or her lifetime, compensation can include future medical expenses, future pain and suffering, and future costs of care.

Call the cerebral palsy attorneys at the Fitzgerald Law Firm at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form. We can help.