Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement or coordination caused by an abnormality of the brain. More than 80% of people with cerebral palsy develop it either before they are born, during birth, or before they are one month old. In many cases, the cause of the brain abnormality is unknown, although in many instances, it is due to insufficient amounts of oxygen reaching a newborn or fetal brain. Recently, the Federal government warned of the resurgence of kernicterus as a cause of cerebral palsy. Kernicterus may occur to newborns who suffer from jaundice; your doctor’s failure to properly treat jaundice may be malpractice. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation – you are advised to contact a local personal injury lawyer immediately.