Can Cerebral Palsy Affect a Child’s Life Expectancy?
A child born with cerebral palsy may develop a variety of different disabilities and complications that can drastically affect their quality of life. Sadly, some of these complications are severe enough that they may significantly affect a child’s life expectancy, causing a child to die a premature death.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a medical professional’s negligence before, during, or after birth, you and your family may deserve compensation for the many effects this has had on your life. For more information about how we may be able to assist you with filing a claim, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, today at (800) 900-7704.
Complications That May Affect Life Expectancy
Mild cases of cerebral palsy may not affect a child’s life expectancy to any significant degree. However, more severe cases of cerebral palsy can result in some of the following health complications that can shorten a child’s life expectancy:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Weak immune systems or tendency to develop pneumonia
- Other severe muscular disabilities
Although these complications can shorten life expectancy, many treatments are available to improve a child’s health and long-term prospects. With proper care, children may expect to live a full life.
Trying to manage the conditions associated with your child’s cerebral palsy can leave your family with substantial financial problems, especially if the condition is more severe. However, compensation may be available through legal action. To discuss your options in further detail with a qualified legal professional, contact a cerebral palsy attorney of the Driscoll Firm, by calling (800) 900-7704 today.