Just like Nathan’s mother, parents often blame themselves when a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rest assured that it is not your fault! It is estimated that 8 out of 10 instances of cerebral palsy could not have been prevented and are due to natural causes. Sadly, approximately 20% of cerebral palsy cases are caused by preventable birth injuries. We are especially committed to helping families in these situations find answers.
No family should have to live every day knowing that, were it not for mistakes made during labor and delivery, their child may be living without a disability. During Nathan’s case, it was revealed that eleven mistakes made during his first days of life contributed to his cerebral palsy. If you experienced any of these situations during your child’s delivery, a preventable birth injury may have occurred:
If you believe a birth injury may have caused your child’s cerebral palsy, contact our attorneys to find out more.