The use of anticonvulsants for children with CP

Children with cerebral palsy are at higher risk of convulsions due to the brain’s inability to control its normal pattern of electrical activities. During convulsions, the muscles contract and relax repeatedly and uncontrollably. This causes the child’s body to shake, making them more prone to injuries and other more serious medical emergencies, such as a coma.

To manage these symptoms, doctors may prescribe anticonvulsants to help prevent the outburst of electrical signals that may trigger convulsion. It can also be used to shorten the length of the seizure, to lessen its occurrence, and to reduce its severity.

Taking care of a child with a life-long condition such as cerebral palsy requires life-long medical support and the continuous use of medications, such as anticonvulsants. Unfortunately, the medical costs brought about by all of these might be an added burden to some families. To see if your family’s situation qualifies for financial assistance from a negligent medical practitioner who may have caused your child’s condition, contact a cerebral palsy attorney at the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 900-7704 today.

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