Child Cerebral Palsy

Background on Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay Injuries

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects approximately 10,000 babies born each year in the US. Usually diagnosed by age 3, cerebral palsy is a condition that drastically affects a baby’s coordination and movement. Caused by an interruption or abnormality in a child’s brain development, cerebral palsy can occur as a result of errors or negligence during childbirth.

Factors Behind Induced Cerebral Palsy in Hospitals

The reasons a child might develop cerebral palsy include random genetic mutation, maternal infection, or fetal stroke or fetal asphyxiation (lack of oxygen to the brain) occurring during the birth and delivery process. Palsy and developmental delays can also occur as a result of infant infection, or traumatic head injury.

Resources for Parents

There are numerous resources available to parents of developmentally delayed children and children suffering from cerebral palsy. A full list appears below.

  • Compassionate Friends: Coping and Healing: “To the Newly Bereaved”“Death of An Adult Child.”
  • Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved be they bereaved parents grandparents or siblings struggling to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings.
  • Cope Foundation: NY-based organization that also provides grieving individuals outside of Long Island with immediate support and resources and referrals. By providing help and support, COPE enables individuals grieving the death of a child to find strength from within to face the difficult journey that lies ahead.
  • The March of Dimes: Maybe your baby is in the NICU right this minute, or maybe you’re caring for a preemie at home. Maybe you’re learning how to take care of a child with a birth defect. Maybe the unthinkable has happened, and you’re mourning the loss of your little one. Maybe it feels like the grief will never stop. Share is an incredible resource fueled by caring, helpful individuals who have been where you are now.
    March of Dimes.
  • Still Standing: An online magazine with contributors from around the world to inspire healing after the loss of a child.
  • Grieving the Loss of a Child
    Grieving the Loss of a Child.

Contact us

Our infant and child personal injury attorneys are available any time for a review of your child or infant injury case. You can use the form below to contact us, or feel free to call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak to child and infant injury attorney Fabrice Vincent. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case.

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Email address (required)

    Street Address





    How did you find our site?

    Are you currently represented by an attorney?

    If a product was involved in the injury, please describe:

    Please describe how the injury occurred:

    Please describe where and when the injury occurred:

    Additional information and/or comments:

    Meet Our Legal Team for Personal Injury Cases

    Read answers to frequently asked questions about injury lawsuits and your legal rights


    “Outstanding work. You went to work and got us maximum offer plus additional compensation. I would highly recommend anyone to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein law firm. Extremely organized, professional, detail oriented and extremely knowledgeable in personal injury cases.”
    -Maurice in New York

    “You were responsive to my questions and concerns at all times. The quality of representation was excellent.”
    -Jill in Indiana

    “I couldn’t be more pleased with how the case resolved. What stands out is your professionalism, personal attention, and concern. This has been a long road, and I am so grateful.”
    -Cheryl in Utah

    Read more client testimonials