Medical malpractice resulting in CP can happen during fetal development or delivery as well as shortly after birth. Even a simple administrative error can prevent a provider from being aware of a pre-existing medical condition, or the medical team may fail to detect fetal distress during a delivery. Sadly, both scenarios could result in birth injuries and brain damage to a newborn.
Further, about 20% of all Cerebral Palsy cases result from brain damage that is incurred during the birth process. Consequently, the time a mother spends in the delivery room represents a period in which even slight errors can have a lifelong impact on the wellness and health of your baby.
For instance, under normal circumstances, the mother’s placenta will continue to deliver oxygen to the baby until he or she is capable of breathing independently outside of the womb. Conversely, any condition that restricts this oxygen supply during birthing can cause neurological damage, which may present as a CP disorder during the first few years of a child’s life.
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