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Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of disorders involving chronic impairment and control of bodily movement that usually first appears in infants. Those who suffer from this condition may have impaired movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and/or thinking. There are many causes of cerebral palsy, including oxygen deprivation, bleeding in the brain, brain infections, head injury, infections in the mother during pregnancy, and severe jaundice. In some cases, the cause for the condition is never known. If during the care of a woman's pregnancy, or during birth, a doctor or medical professional performs a negligent act that results in a child developing cerebral palsy, that medical professional may be liable for damages under a theory of negligence, otherwise known as medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been affected by cerebral palsy, it's important to speak with an attorney right away. Failing to file a timely lawsuit may result in a forfeiture of your claim.
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