Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine recently interviewed 100 cerebral palsy patients, asking questions to gather information measuring pain intensity, pain interference, and psychological functioning. After observing the collected data, researchers found that pain problems in cerebral palsy patients may be overlooked and under-treated.
Results showed that 67% of the patients felt intense pain in the lower back, hips, and legs. Additionally, the research found that many cerebral palsy patients were not satisfied with their pain therapy treatments.
Unfortunately, in addition to being a prenatal condition, cerebral palsy can be caused by negligent medical care at the time of childbirth. If you are affected by cerebral palsy, you might be eligible for financial compensation. The St. Louis-based attorneys at The Driscoll Firm have the experience to effectively represent our clients’ interests. Contact us today at (800) 305-9800 to find out what we can do for you.