Cerebral Palsy and Asthma

If a child develops cerebral palsy due to a doctor’s negligent behavior during labor and delivery, he or she may also experience serious respiratory problems such as asthma. Asthma is a condition where child may experience episodes, or flare-ups, where the muscles around the airways tighten and make breathing exceedingly difficult. Like cerebral palsy, asthma is a lifelong condition with no currently available cure. However, some management options may be available.

At the Driscoll Firm, we stand by parents who are battling against the physician or hospital responsible for their child’s cerebral palsy. By putting our determination and experience to work for our clients, we strive to provide the best possible chance of securing the justice and financial compensation families deserve.

Symptoms of Asthma for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Asthma is among one of the most common combination conditions that a child may develop in addition to cerebral palsy. While the condition isn’t treatable, its symptoms can be managed, and the threat they pose to a child’s health can be mitigated. Children with asthma can exhibit the following symptoms during an episode:

  • Excessive coughing
  • Wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • Sensation of chest tightness

Children suffering from asthma may reduce these symptoms through the use of inhalers, which can provide both short-term and long-term medication to improve lung function or eliminate certain symptoms.

Contact a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma because of cerebral palsy brought on by a doctor’s negligence, there may legal options available to pursue compensation. The disability costs for cerebral palsy, including asthma management expenses, can prove overwhelming for many families, but compensation may be able to lighten this financial load. For more information about how to prepare a birth injury claim, contact an attorney from the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 900-7704 today.


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