Oxygen Deprivation And Other Causes
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects a person's motor abilities and movement. In the majority of cases, it is caused by birth trauma, hypoxia (insufficient oxygen to the brain) or asphyxia (lack of oxygen to the body). A child can be born with cerebral palsy without any fault on the part of the attending doctors. However, sometimes negligence does play a role.
Failure to identify umbilical cord prolapse
Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
Failure to order an emergency cesarean section when the baby cannot be safely delivered vaginally
Failure to test for or treat meningitis or other infections in the pregnant mother
Failure to use vacuum extractors, forceps and other tools appropriately