Cerebral Palsy: An Often Preventable Disorder

When your child receives a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, it may seem like your world has fallen apart. It's equally frightening to learn that your child might have CP. The answers aren't always clear, and it's not always apparent what this label may mean for your child: permanent brain damage, motor deficiencies, cognitive impairments, paralysis, lifelong disabilities and a laundry list of other alarming possibilities.

Finding answers is the first step toward confronting cerebral palsy in infants. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, we can help you get to the bottom of what happened — and whether medical negligence was a contributing factor.

Understanding The Causes Of Cerebral Palsy

At its root, cerebral palsy involves some type of damage to an infant's developing brain. Sometimes malformation occurs before birth due to genetics, environmental factors, fetal stroke or other unknown causes. Other times, however, trauma to the brain is the result of medical negligence immediately before, during or after delivery.

Cerebral palsy is sometimes linked to asphyxia and hypoxia — that is, lack of adequate oxygen to the brain. Any number of medical mistakes during birth can deprive your infant of life-sustaining oxygen. For example, undetected abnormalities in fetal monitoring, failure to timely order a cesarean section or negligence during assisted labor may all contribute to cerebral palsy.

Get The Answers You Deserve

We understand the devastating aftermath and uncertainty of a cerebral palsy diagnosis. Our legal team has helped many parents in these situations get the answers they deserve. We can help you, too.

As a Phoenix area lawyer with decades of experience handling birth injury cases in Arizona, Robert H. Kleinschmidt understands the complex factors that can contribute to cerebral palsy. Our team works with trusted medical experts to dig deeper and evaluate what went wrong.

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

To speak with attorney Kleinschmidt about your situation during a free and confidential consultation, please call 480-951-3949 or reach out to us online. We offer flexible appointment hours and meeting locations when needed.