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Cerebral palsy is often a cause of birth injuries

Parents of children who suffered birth injuries often explain that the practice of caring for people with special needs is difficult but highly rewarding. Every parent wants the best for their children at all times of their lives. So, it is often tragic that birth injuries can cause lifelong pain and disability for people from the very beginning.

What are the common causes of birth injuries?

Several complications may occur in pregnancy or childbirth, but injuries directly related to the birth process are often caused by misused instruments or negligent clinical professionals. Several small injuries may occur, but the effects may be permanent if an infant is deprived of oxygen when making the transition from womb to air.

What is the most common effect of these birth injuries?

If the motor cortex of the brain is injured during or after birth, a person may develop cerebral palsy. This can result in difficulty moving, speaking or perceiving compared to normal brain function. The first symptoms are often a child's failure to reach predicted milestones for movement, like crawling or walking.

What can parents do if they suspect a brain injury in a child?

A thorough examination as soon as possible is very important, as early detection means parents can do more to adapt to these changes for their children. Although the process may be long and difficult, parents may also claim financial damages in civil court from the individuals or facilities responsible for the causes of injuries. An attorney can help review the facts of an individual case and recommend the best way forward.

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