Skin Disorders and Cerebral Palsy
Children with mobility disorders such as cerebral palsy are more likely to develop various skin disorders due to their disabilities. While some of these skin conditions may be unavoidable, such as scarring resulting from necessary surgeries, there are a few steps that parents can take to help their children reduce the severity and prevalence of skin issues associated with cerebral palsy.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of the negligence of a medical care provider, we can help you through the process of filing for compensation for the cost of your child’s disability treatment and management, including skincare. For a free consultation regarding your rights and options as the parent of a wrongly injured child, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of the Driscoll Firm at (800) 305-9800 today.
Preventing Skin Damage
Skin disorders associated with cerebral palsy can leave a child with painful, inflamed skin. However, parents can take the following steps to help avoid these skin issues:
- Frequently using moisturizers
- Changing bedding or wheelchair padding regularly
- Properly cleaning and drying orthotics when needed
- Helping children change position regularly if they cannot move themselves
Any wounds or sores that do appear should be cleaned and checked regularly. If these injuries appear infected, a child should be treated for their injuries immediately.
If your family is facing financial burdens because of the medical care costs associated with your child’s cerebral palsy, you may be entitled to compensation if the disorder was caused by the negligence of a medical professional. To learn more about your legal options, contact a cerebral palsy attorney of the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 305-9800 today.