Cerebral palsy & birth injuries

If you think your child may have Cerebral Palsy as a result of medical malpractice, delivery mistakes or birth injuries, post your experiences and get advice here.

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Cerebral palsy & birth injuries

Postby tonyF » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:09 am

Human error can certainly cause cerebral palsy

During delivery, a doctor must make sure that the baby gets enough oxygen. Barriers to this include being stuck in the birth canal or being caught by the umbilical cord. As well, when a baby mores itself into an improper position during childbirth, a doctor must act immediately and sometimes order a C-section.

Cerebral palsy & birth injuries

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Re: Cerebral palsy & birth injuries

Postby Justinjude » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:59 pm

It is for the same reason that regular check ups are suggested to a pregnant woman. It is the sole responsibility of the doctor to prevent birth injuries that may result in Cerebral Palsy. Oxygen plays an important role in this and adequate supply of oxygen should reach the child. Every woman must take the necessary precautions and visit the doctor on a regular basis.

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Re: Cerebral palsy & birth injuries

Postby Venetia Rose » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:19 pm

The slightest error from the doctors can cause cerebral palsy during labour. The doctor must be extra careful and must make sure the baby gets enough oxygen . There are many ways the oxygen can get restricted due to the constriction of the umbilical cord or the neck, pressure on the cranium, poor oxygen exchange in the placenta and the trauma. But if your baby has suffered brain injury during birth ( http://www.sommersandroth.com/areas-of- ... ral-palsy/) then you have the option to seek legal aid.