The parents of a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy have filed a lawsuit against the birthing hospital and staff members, claiming that the mishandling of the boy's birth caused him permanent brain damage.
Parents of a severely disabled boy with cerebral palsy are expected to recover $9 million after settling their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born.
Parents of a baby born with cerebral palsy are often unsure what caused their child to suffer the condition. Sometimes the cause is unknown or unclear, but in other cases - such as the one below - it is obvious that medical negligence caused cerebral palsy.
Most of the medical community believes that pre-eclampsia brings an increased risk of cerebral palsy to the infant, but not much was known about this relationship. A new study from Norway makes some new revelations about this mysterious link.
As many of our readers know, a cerebral palsy diagnosis has enormous implications for Ohio families. One man inspired a crowd of observers at a Midwestern Special Olympics competition last weekend - and provided an example of the many challenges that result from cerebral palsy.
Despite the growing awareness of the challenges that face children and families who struggle with the effects of cerebral palsy, it is hard for many people to truly understand what these people face. An inspirational doctor from Saint Louis offers a striking exception: she fought her own battle against cerebral palsy.
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is the medical term for oxygen deprivation. It only affects two infants out of 1,000 births, but the condition can be fatal; one of five babies who suffer hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) at birth will die.