Treatments for Cerebral Palsy
A child may develop cerebral palsy if they sustain a serious birth injury resulting in brain damage. Cerebral palsy is characterized by significant motor disabilities, usually due to the inability to control muscle movements, and may be accompanied by other sensory, language, and learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of a child’s cerebral palsy and how it affects them, varying treatment options may be available.
Unfortunately, treatment for cerebral palsy can be expensive, something which our legal team at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys is aware can be very difficult on many Detroit families. However, when a child’s cerebral palsy is the result of a medical professional’s negligence, he or she might be financially responsible for the expenses the family faces, including those associated with treatment.
Treatment Options for Cerebral Palsy
Parents of children with cerebral palsy may face considerable financial concerns as they try to provide their child with a higher quality of life through treatment. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, but the following treatment or care options may improve a child’s life:
- Surgical intervention
- Drug treatments, which may reduce spasticity or muscle tremors
- Braces and other orthotic devices
- Speech therapy, which can help overcome certain language disorders
- Occupational therapy, which can help children work through problems they may face in everyday life or later in the workforce
- Personal assistants, who can help older children establish their independence despite their disability
These treatment options can be very expensive. This kind of financial burden can seriously affect a household’s financial stability, putting them at risk of taking on unmanageable amounts of medical debt.
Contact Personal Injury Attorneys in Detroit
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a doctor’s negligence before, during, or after a child’s birth, an attorney from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, might be able to help you get much-needed financial compensation. Discover your legal options today by calling us at (248) 948-9696.