There are a number of causes of cerebral palsy – and unfortunately, doctors and medical experts do not fully understand the disease. Physicians believe that the majority of cerebral palsy cases are caused inside the womb. Other cases of cerebral palsy are caused when the child is born prematurely or when the child suffers an early infection, stroke, or blood clot. In a minority of cases, cerebral palsy develops when the infant suffers trauma during delivery, such as a lack of oxygen to their brains. In these cases, cerebral palsy could have been prevented and parents could file a Dallas cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuit.