One of the primary causes of cerebral palsy include a lack of oxygen to a baby in utero, or head trauma during delivery. Sometimes a sustained lack of oxygen causing cerebral palsy is preventable through reasonable medical care of doctors and nurses. Sometimes head trauma is avoidable through the same reasonable care. If medical professionals fail to take reasonable care to avoid these known risk factors for cerebral palsy, they (or their insurer) are liable for the severely harmful consequences. The child’s family would be able to advance a medical malpractice case to recover the very significant lifetime costs associated with the disabling condition.