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Cerebral palsy could be genetic, Australian study says

Posted on March 19, 2015 2:14 pm under Medical Malpractice

A new study conducted by the Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group at the Robinson Research Institute in Adelaide found that cerebral palsy may have some autosomal link, according to a report by the Business Standard.

The study, which was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, mapped the autosomal patterns of some families affected by cerebral palsy and found that genetic mutation accounted for at least 14% of cerebral palsy cases. Before this research, it was believed that genetics play only one percent in cerebral palsy risk.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice and negligent medical care before and during delivery are still among the top causes of cerebral palsy in the country. If you believe medical malpractice has caused your child to suffer from this life-long medical condition, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to be of help. Call our Appleton office at (414) 271-0900 to learn how you might be able to claim compensation for past and future medical expenses caused by another party’s recklessness.