Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options
Cerebral palsy is actually an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of medical conditions caused by abnormal brain development or brain injuries sustained as a young child, and as such, there is a huge range of medical treatments available to address the various effects of the disorder. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy, but effective treatment can help individuals and families to manage the disorder.
Treatment is never cheap, and with many cerebral palsy patients suffering from extreme impairment of motor skills and limited cognitive function, medical care of some sort will likely be life long. While the cost of such ongoing therapy can be daunting, there are a large number of individuals who may be able to recover compensation for their expenses if it can be demonstrated that the proximate cause of the condition was medical malpractice.
Treating Cerebral Palsy
Curing cerebral palsy is not currently possible with existing medical technology, but there are various treatments that can be utilized to minimize the impairment caused by the disorder. The following are a few of the more common and popular treatment options available:
- Drug therapy
- Surgical options
- Mechanical aids
Effective use of these and other treatments can often help cerebral palsy patients to significantly reduce the effects of this disorder, but unfortunately, costs are ongoing and can quickly become prohibitive.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice, it may be possible to recover compensation for your losses and ongoing medical expenses through a lawsuit against the responsible party. To learn more about your legal rights in this situation, call the offices of the Driscoll Firm, today at (800) 305-9800 for a free consultation with our attorneys.