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 under our contact form.
Contact a Cerebral Palsy Injury Attorney at Lieff Cabraser
If you suspect that your child’s condition may have been the result of negligent conduct or a hospital error, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. You can use the form below to send us an email message, or telephone us directly toll-free at 1 (800) 541-7358 and ask to speak to child injury attorney Fabrice Vincent.
- 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.
- Cancer.net: Grieving the Loss of a Child
Grieving the Loss of a Child.