If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n\r\nBrain Damage is the Most Frequent Culprit in Cerebral Palsy Cases\r\nDiscovering that your child has cerebral palsy will inevitably lead to many questions and concerns. Could the disorder have been prevented? Did I do something wrong? What caused my child to develop this condition? While it is all too easy to blame yourself, as a parent, you need to understand that it is not your fault. It is imperative that you also recognize what factors might have led up to the development of cerebral palsy and take appropriate action to secure the best possible future for you child.\r\nBrain Damage and Cerebral Palsy\r\nWhile there are many factors often cited in the development of cerebral palsy, it basically comes down to brain damage. In cases of cerebral palsy, there is generally some type of damage to the brain that affects the body\u2019s ability to control movement and posture. The question then becomes, how did the brain become damaged?\r\nIt has been estimated that the majority of cerebral palsy cases are the result of a problem during or after birth, which affected the brain. Damage to the brain may be caused by any of the following events:\r\n\r\n \tMother developed an infection during the pregnancy\r\n \tThe baby\u2019s brain was deprived of oxygen\r\n \tThe infant was born prematurely\r\n \tThe mother and baby had incompatible blood types\r\n \tSevere jaundice developed in the infant\r\n \tAn accident caused head trauma\r\n\r\nCerebral Palsy Caused by Negligence\r\nIf your child developed cerebral palsy following a birth injury or accident, you may be able to recover compensation. While this compensation cannot \u201cturn back the clock,\u201d it can help you pay for the high medical expenses you will incur over the years.\r\nFor more information and answers to your questions, contact an experienced\u00a0Kentucky birth injury attorney\u00a0at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.\u00a0We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.\r\nContact us today for your free case evaluation. We will help you get to the bottom of what caused your child\u2019s brain injury.