Vision Problems from Cerebral Palsy
Some children who develop cerebral palsy may face health problems that extend beyond mobility issues. Muscular control throughout the body can be affected by this disability and tends to be the most common effect of this disability. However, some children may develop a serious condition known as strabismus, or commonly known as being cross-eyed. While not directly tied to a child’s mobility, this condition occurs in a significant portion of children with spastic cerebral palsy due to problems controlling eye muscles. Fortunately, there may be treatment options to prevent excessive visual loss due to strabismus.
If your child’s disabilities were caused by a negligent medical professional, there may be legal options available to fight for fair compensation for treatment and lifelong disability costs. To learn more about the legal process involved in filing a compensation claim, contact the cerebral palsy birth injury attorneys of the Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 900-7704.
As strabismus is a common problem among children with spastic cerebral palsy, there are treatment options available. These options include the following:
- Use of specialized glasses
- Use of eye patches
- Eye surgery, which may need to be repeated for full results
Surgery is generally reserved for cases where less invasive options have failed and the strabismus could affect a child’s ability to see clearly.
Corrective devices or surgical intervention can prove very expensive in addition to other cerebral palsy treatment costs that a family is trying to manage. If your household is facing these financial problems because of a doctor or nurse’s malpractice, we may be able to help you pursue compensation. For a free consultation regarding your options in moving forward with legal action, contact a cerebral palsy birth injury lawyer of the Driscoll Firm, at (800) 900-7704 today.