Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy may lead to the development of several other conditions that can significantly harm a child, including the onset of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or commonly known as acid reflux disease, can cause serious health concerns for children. Especially in infants, this condition can cause problems with breathing and feeding the child.
If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a birth injury caused by a negligent doctor or nurse, there may be legal options available for your family to consider. For more information about what legal action you may be eligible for and what kind of compensation you may be entitled to pursue, contact the cerebral palsy birth injury lawyers of the Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 305-9800.
Complications with GERD for Children
Children with GERD may have serious problems with their health and well-being if they aren’t provided treatment. These health concerns may include the following:
- Vomiting and spitting up
- Respiratory problems
- Inability to gain weight
- Behavioral problems while eating
Many of these problems can be addressed through treatments that may include dietary changes, medication, or even surgery. Unfortunately, however, these treatments can prove expensive for many families.
Treating cerebral palsy and related conditions, such as GERD, can prove financially overwhelming. If your family is trying to cope after a medical care provider’s negligence caused your child a life-altering injury, we may be able to assist you through the process of filing a birth injury lawsuit. To discuss your options in full detail with a qualified legal professional, contact the cerebral palsy birth injury attorneys of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.