Treating Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain disorder for which there is no cure. However, managing the condition with treatments from multiple disciplines is very helpful and important because secondary health complications may arise as a result of the brain damage. The restrictions that CP puts on a person’s ability to move and communicate can be mitigated to some extent, and various therapies can help them to obtain a degree of function that would otherwise be impossible.
If your child may have developed cerebral palsy as a consequence of medical malpractice, it is important to ensure that you are properly informed regarding your legal rights and options. Contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of The Driscoll Firm by calling 800-305-9800 today.
Types of Treatment
Treating CP requires several different approaches which are designed to simultaneously improve the afflicted person’s functionality as well as to prevent other health issues from arising. A few of the ways in which CP may be treated are:
- Surgery in order to correct conditions such misaligned bones, stiff or locked muscles, and unresponsive or overactive nerves
- Medication in order to reduce the tension in muscles that the patient cannot control
- Therapy involving stretching, motor control, and communication in order to allow the patient to live as independently as possible
If a medical professional’s negligent care caused your child to develop cerebral palsy, a cerebral palsy lawyer of The Driscoll Firm are prepared to help you seek financial compensation to address ongoing expenses for treatment in addition to other damages. Contact us at Driscoll Firm to discuss your potential case with a caring and committed legal ally.