Cerebral Palsy Complications
Cerebral palsy (CP) is classified as an incurable, non-progressive brain disorder. In simpler terms: the injury itself cannot be fixed, but it will not worsen over time. The physical disabilities which manifest are the symptoms of that injury and may cause additional complications as an individual grows older. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help manage these symptoms and which might help to improve one’s quality of life.
If your child developed CP due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for your child’s disability and medical treatments. The cerebral palsy attorneys of Driscoll Firm are dedicated to helping families who are struggling with CP. Contact us today at (800) 305-9800.
Types of Complications
The erratic muscle control associated with CP, which can affect many different parts of the body, can make it difficult for a person to exercise motor control over their limbs, body, and face. These difficulties can lead to some of the following complications:
- Contracture – tightening muscles results in shorter muscle tissue, causing joints to fix in place and distorted bones
- Premature aging – poorly developed organs and the stress of CP can result in conditions at middle age that most people generally experience later
- Poor nutrition – may result with people who have difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Post-impairment syndrome – exhaustion and pain which result from the excessive effort and energy needed for everyday tasks
Many of the worst complications may be managed or even prevented with consistent and regular treatment. A successful lawsuit may help to secure the financial compensation that is needed to pay for these and other treatments.
If you suspect another person’s negligence caused your child to develop CP, a cerebral palsy lawyer at Driscoll Firm can help you explore all of your potential legal options for seeking compensation. Contact our office by calling (800) 305-9800 for a free case evaluation.