Causes of Cerebral Palsy: Legal Resources

Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain damage sustained by the baby before, during or immediately after birth.  In some cases, this brain damage could be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or from a trauma to the head during labor and delivery.

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Several complications can arise during the childbirth which could interrupt the flow of oxygen to the brain of the unborn infant.  If the doctor, hospital or nurse fails to recognize the signs of possible complications and react appropriately, the medical mistake could cause cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy lawsuits are investigated and reviewed nationwide by the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. for families who suspect that a preventable error during birth caused cerebral palsy for their child. To review the circumstances surrounding your child’s birth, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.


During the first hours after a brain injury, signs which may indicate that the baby has been deprived of oxygen include:

  • Baby is purple or blue, unable to breath or needs to be resuscitated
  • Baby is kept in hospital NICU or stays beyond mother’s stay in hospital
  • Decreased level of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Shrill cry
  • Jaundice or yellow skin pigmentation
  • Weakness in the limbs and face
  • Meconium (dark green fecal matter) was on the baby

Was your preemie diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after receiving Similac or Enfamil baby formula in the NICU or hospital? Find out if your family is eligible for a NEC lawsuit.


An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the birth of a child and review of medical records by qualified cerebral palsy experts may provide clues as to the cause a specific child’s cerebral palsy.  If you suspect a child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by a medical mistake at the time of birth, request a free consultation and cerebral palsy claim evaluation with the cerebral palsy attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A..

There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained for the child. However, there are different deadlines in each state which could bar the child’s right to obtain cerebral palsy benefits, so it is important to have any potential claim reviewed as soon as you can.