Scoliosis and Cerebral Palsy
Due to many of the developmental problems that can arise as a result of cerebral palsy, a child with cerebral palsy may be more likely to have other health problems involving their back and spine. In particular, these children are more likely to develop scoliosis. Scoliosis, or an unnatural curvature in the spine, can cause additional hardship and pain to children who develop this condition. Fortunately, however, it may be treated.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy because of a birth injury caused by a doctor or nurse’s mistakes, we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for your child’s injury costs. For more information regarding your range of legal options after a birth injury, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury attorney of the Driscoll Firm, today at (800) 305-9800.
Health Problems Associated with Scoliosis
Normally, a person’s spine should curve gently around the shoulders and inward near the lower back in a straight line. If the spine bends in an s-like or c-like curve, this may be the result of scoliosis. These unnatural shapes can cause some serious issues for a child, especially if they’re already dealing with problems caused by cerebral palsy. In particular, these health issues may include the following:
- Back pain
- Problems with sitting
- Balance issues
- Breathing and other respiratory problems
- Heart health concerns
A person who develops scoliosis may require at least a brace for treatment, if not special surgery to improve the shape of the spine. This additional medical care can prove too expensive for many families to handle, though. However, compensation may be available for some.
Your family shouldn’t be made to suffer because of the errors a medical professional made during your child’s birth. To learn more about how you may be able to take action to obtain financial compensation for your child’s medical expenses due to the development of cerebral palsy and related medical conditions, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, by calling (800) 305-9800 today.