The Estimated Costs of Cerebral Palsy
In 2003, RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the costs associated with several developmental disorders, including cerebral palsy. According to this study, researchers determined that cerebral palsy, due to a variety of direct and indirect factors, can increase the overall necessary spending in a person’s life by roughly $921,000. This economic burden is particularly high and may put considerable strain for a household trying to cover even childhood cerebral palsy treatment costs.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy due to a mistake made by a doctor or nurse during or before birth, we may be able to assist you with the process of filing and fighting for financial compensation. To learn more about your claim options, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 305-9800.
Calculating Increased Living Costs
Cerebral palsy, like other developmental disorders, can radically increase the cost of living for a person due to a wide range of factors. In particular, the following factors commonly contribute to a drastic increase in the cost of living:
- Medical treatments
- Long-term therapy needs
- Difficulty in finding work or inability to go to work
- Necessary automobile or home modifications
- Decreased life expectancy
In some cases, these financial concerns may be covered through a personal injury lawsuit against the medical professionals responsible for a child’s disabilities. This compensation may be able to cover a significant portion of these additional expenses, allowing a household to take the necessary steps to manage their child’s condition.
Beyond the heavy physical and emotional toll cerebral palsy may have on your child, the financial burdens can also prove very difficult to manage. However, compensation may be available if a medical professional’s negligence was the cause of the cerebral palsy. For a free consultation regarding your injury lawsuit options, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of Driscoll Firm, at (800) 305-9800 today.