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Causes of Cerebral Palsy

From influences that are not connected to birth or natal trauma, children who acquire cerebral palsy in childhood later can become the easiest cases to isolate the cause, clearly.

A number of factors contribute to the challenges, which can be a cause that’s discerning for children born already with cerebral palsy; they may exhibit symptoms later from events within the birth process or prior to being born.

Researchers in the thousands, literally, continue to explore for clues to diminish of this malady the occurrence.

Major strides have been developed around the globe to reduce the different ways which cerebral palsy can occur.

In the percentage of children to exhibit this disease, the main reason a steady decline has not happened is that strides in the Western world in the ability to bring to health vastly premature infants, and keep them alive, has seen an increase in those who come in contact with cerebral palsy. Thirty years ago, many of these children most likely would not have made it to their first birthday.

A challenge that is profound to researchers in the cerebral palsy field can be the difference between causes from epiphenomena and a specific cause, or associated events with causes, but not necessarily the causes specifically.

A Group of Disorders

A variety of disorders, causes of cerebral palsy, can have an effect on head control, muscle tone, muscle control, cognitive functioning, coordination, sensation, and walking. 


In the United States, half million individuals become afflicted with causes of cerebral palsy, most often prior to birth, as a result in the immature brain from abnormal development or injury.

A medical error, in many cases, happened within the birth process, which damaged particular child brain areas that manage motor functions.

Asphyxia, lack of brain oxygen, related to difficult delivery or labor, from malpractice for cerebral palsy, is one of the consequences.

From a baby left too long in the birth canal to improper or excessive use of vacuum extraction or forceps, errors can range.

Cerebral palsy may not be detected until later on, months or years, but most cerebral palsy sufferers are born with the disease.

Chiefly a lack of muscle control and coordination, early signs of cerebral palsy, normally arise prior to a child reaching the age of three. 


Cerebral palsy doesn’t have a cure. However, there are therapies and treatments to assist an individual to become independent during the process.

Clinical signs that are enough to signify an emergency C-section may be identifiable only subsequent to the damage, even when damage to the brain results from excessive intrapartum hypoxia.

Including lawsuits for causes of cerebral palsy, a birth injury attorney can handle your case. There may even be financial compensation for you.

If you or a member of the family has suffered a birth injury, or acquired cerebral palsy, an experienced attorney specializing in lawsuits dealing with cerebral palsy, if you have a case, can assist you.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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