Posts in 'Causes of Cerebral Palsy'

Possible Signs of Medical Error During Labor and Delivery

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Fortunately, most births in the United States are complication-free. But in my practice, I primarily deal with parents whose child was diagnosed months or even years after birth with cerebral palsy, and who suspect medical error may have played a part. I have investigated some 10,000 of these cases over the years. Read More

Uterine Rupture as a Cause for CP

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Uterine rupture is one of the most feared obstetric complications that, if not dealt with immediately (usually by performing an emergency Cesarean section), can result in serious brain damage to the child or the death of either the mother or child. Read More

Birth Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

When most people hear the word asphyxia, their thoughts turn to suffocation or strangulation. Few people realize that asphyxiation can occur during the birthing process, often causing lifelong complications for the child. Read More

Understanding the Risks of Misdiagnosed Fetal Position

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

At the time of delivery, the position of an unborn child in a woman’s uterus is considered normal only if it presents itself head-first and face down (known as the occiput anterior position). If the baby presents itself in any other position such as feet first, buttocks first or sideways, it is termed a breech presentation or breech birth and considered abnormal. Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?