Currently, 17 million people around the world are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and around 350 million people are related to a child or adult with the condition. Physicians and therapists’ methods of treating cerebral palsy, a movement organization disorder, include stretching short muscles, stimulating them during times when they are not working properly, and making use of mechanical interventions.
While there is a wide range of ways in which a person can be treated for and work on their cerebral palsy, some of the most common include:
- Medications, such as those used to control muscle movement and reduce spasticity
- The use of braces and other aids
- Speech therapy
- Physical therapy
At The Driscoll Firm, our lawyers fight for families who have been affected by cerebral palsy due to the negligence of others. Call us at (800) 305-9800 to discuss how your child developed cerebral palsy and find out if you are eligible to pursue legal action against the responsible party.
Doctors in Germany recently have claimed to have successfully treated a child with cerebral palsy using a new treatment of stem cells.
Known as “LB,” the little boy’s condition improved weeks after he was given umbilical cord blood through an intravenous stem cell treatment. The boy, who was in a vegetative state after a heart attack, can now talk and move within months after the treatment. According to the doctors who provided the treatment, the results of the stem cell treatment to the boy disprove doubts about the efficacy of stem cell treatment.
Developing cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice is devastating, and is, unfortunately, something that happens to far too many children. Treating and living with this condition can be expensive; however, when it is the fault of another party, such as a medical professional, our lawyers at The Driscoll Firm may be able to help obtain financial compensation to off-set many of these costs. Call (800) 305-9800 to discuss your options if you believe your child was the victim of medical malpractice.