Botox for Cerebral Palsy
Although many people associate Botox injections with cosmetic procedures, this treatment can provide substantial benefits for children suffering from cerebral palsy. These benefits come from Botox’s ability to block off nerve signals to otherwise tightened muscles. Because these tightened muscles are the reason children with cerebral palsy have difficulty developing normal motor skills. Botox treatment may allow for improved movement of the muscle.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result of a mistake in the delivery room, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for the high cost of medical care for your child. For more information about these legal options, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury attorney of Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 305-9800.
How Can Botox Help?
Cerebral palsy causes severe discomfort and mobility issues due to muscles that are tightened and won’t relax normally. As a result, many treatments for cerebral palsy center on restoring a child’s ability to contract and release their muscles. However, this can be an expensive process. Botox may be able to help with this process in the following ways:
- Allowing muscles to release and contract more naturally
- Reducing the number of surgeries a child may have to have
- Improving quality of life and functionality
Drug treatments, such as Botox, may be cheaper than the alternative in some cases. Regardless of affordability however, if the cerebral palsy was caused by another person’s negligence, they should be responsible for paying for the costs of treatment and therapy.
Botox treatments can be very useful in treating cerebral palsy, but may be an expense your household is unprepared to pay for. However, if your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a birth injury, we may be able to assist you with the process of filing a claim against the responsible doctor or nurse. For a free consultation regarding your rights and options, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.