Chances of Comorbidities and Cerebral Palsy
A child who has cerebral palsy, which can be caused by a mistake during a child’s delivery or pre-natal care, may develop other serious disorders, also known as comorbidities, in addition to the main disorder from which they are suffering. Not all children will develop comorbidities however.
Unfortunately, a child with multiple disorders or disabilities often needs even greater medical attention or care, as they may need to balance management strategies for their cerebral palsy and other pressing health concerns. In these situations, the medical costs involved with keeping up with medical care and other life improvement measures can be immense.
Likelihood of Comorbid Disabilities
According to a study completed by the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe in 2002, the likelihood of developing a child developing a comorbid disability when they have cerebral palsy is considerably common. These potential concerns may occur at the following expectancies:
- 11% possibility of developing blindness
- 21% possibility of developing on-going seizure risks
- 31% possibility of developing intellectual disabilities
- 20% possibility of developing combined intellectual disabilities and immobility
Because of these heightened risks, parents of children with cerebral palsy may be left with problematic financial worries and concerns. However, if their child’s condition was caused by a birth injury, the doctor or other medical professional responsible may be held legally liable for these financial issues.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other serious disabilities as a result of this cerebral palsy due to a doctor’s mistakes before, during, or after birth, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the high costs involved in providing for your child. You don’t need to go through this process alone, though. Speak with our cerebral palsy attorneys from the Driscoll Firm, today about pursuing legal action against the party responsible for your child’s birth injury by calling (800) 900-7704.