Cerebral palsy is a broad term that refers to a number of different conditions that may affect an infant's brain function and bodily movements. The condition may arise a number of ways, both during pregnancy and during the birth process itself, and even after the child is delivered. In many instances, the condition is not the result of some environmental factor or mistake on the part of the mother, but rather negligence on the part of a doctor overseeing prenatal care or performing delivery.
As a surgery patient, you may have certain expectations about the level of care and precision that the physicians treating you take during your procedure. Most surgeries present risks beyond simply failing to correct the issue at hand. However, patients rarely take into account the potential mistakes of those performing the surgery or the team that facilitates the work.