Can Cerebral Palsy be Caused by Medical Malpractice? Minnesota Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains


Cerebral Palsy is Commonly Caused by Medical Malpractice and is Usually Avoidable: It is Minnesota Medical Malpractice


Before, during, or right after the birth of an infant, a brain injury or malformation can cause cerebral palsy.  This can effect an infant’s intellectual and motor functioning, including muscle control, coordination, tone, reflex, posture, balance, gross motor skills, and oral motor functioning.  These are permanent and, depending how severe the brain injury is, it can be very debilitating.


While cerebral palsy can be caused by natural causes in the development of the infant, many times cerebral palsy is caused by the medical negligence and mistakes of a healthcare provider or healthcare facility.  Anytime your loved one is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you should always contact a Minnesota medical malpractice attorney to review your baby’s medical record to ensure your family was not the victim to a medical mistake.


Causes of Cerebral Palsy Due to Medical Malpractice


There are many different causes of cerebral palsy which can cause devastating injuries.  Of these causes, some are specifically caused by Minnesota medical malpractice which can serious injury, kill, and disable an infant for the rest of his or her life.  Some common types of medical malpractice causing cerebral palsy include the following:


  • Using the vacuum during delivery wrong or excessively;
  • Improper use of forceps or extraction tools during delivery;
  • Failing to monitor fetal distress sensors and monitors;
  • Failing to maintain a proper supply of oxygen during labor and delivery;
  • Failing to properly and timely perform a c-section;
  • Improperly administering drugs;
  • Eclampsia and preeclampsia;
  • Improper prenatal care;
  • Undiagnosed infections;
  • Improperly performing pre-labor and delivery checks;
  • Improperly monitoring the mother for low blood sugar and iron;
  • Failing to access the health and stability of the umbilical cord;
  • Improperly guarding against umbilical cord compression;
  • Failing to inform the mother of the benefits, risks, or alternatives to a vain gal delivery;
  • Failing to assess the size of the infant and the birth canal;
  • Failing to test for and identify medical conditions that could complicate delivery; and
  • Many other causes.


Any one of these causes could be medical malpractice and entitle a victim to compensation.  If there are multiple causes, it just demonstrates how severe the medical malpractice is and how negligent the defendants were.


Any Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy MUST Be Checked by a Minnesota Medical Malpractice Attorney


Call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation to learn your rights and whether your loved one was the victim of a medical error causing cerebral palsy in Minnesota by dialing (612) 444-3374.  If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, we can explain your rights to you.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review of it and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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