Cerebral Palsy can have several different causes, ranging from natural congenital defects to birth injury caused by a doctor’s negligence. If your child was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after birth, determining the cause is important. Finding out whether your child deserves compensation right away can help you file a lawsuit on time or start making a plan for your child’s care. If your child’s condition was caused by a birth injury, there is a chance that a doctor should have been able to prevent it. Telling the difference between congenital and birth injury-induced Cerebral Palsy can be difficult. If you suspect that a doctor’s carelessness may have complicated your birth and potentially led to your child’s diagnosis, you should speak with a qualified Chicago, IL, birth injuries attorney as soon as possible. We may suggest visiting a specialist and filing a lawsuit depending on the results of your visit.