Those two words changed your life forever. As soon as you heard your child’s diagnosis, your world may have felt like it was spinning out of control. Questions started rushing into your mind – what will this mean for my child’s future? Are there any treatments for cerebral palsy? How will my family afford the medical care?
Each year, nearly 10,000 babies in the United States will develop cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that affects muscle control. While cerebral palsy does not yet have a cure, there are treatment options available to improve your child’s capabilities. These treatments should help your child function at the best possible level.
There are various treatment options for cerebral palsy.
As with many conditions, there isn’t a standard treatment or therapy, as each cerebral palsy case is unique. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t exist when it comes to treating cerebral palsy patients. Therefore, treatment programs will be tailored to meet your child’s specific needs.
It is important that you talk with your child’s doctor about these treatment options and the goal of each one. Since there are a numerous treatments available, the following list is merely a sample:
- Special braces to assist with muscle imbalance
- Anti-seizure medication
- Therapeutic exercise program
- Psychological counseling
- Speech therapy
- Behavioral therapy
Treatment for cerebral palsy is not cheap. The doctor visits, physical therapy sessions, counseling appointments and medications can add up quickly. While you want to do what is best for your child, you may be worried about how you will afford the costs.
Sadly, cerebral palsy is sometimes the result of a medical mistake or doctor error. In these types of circumstances, the negligent medical provider may be held liable. If you believe your child developed cerebral palsy from a birth injury, you may be able to recover damages, which would include medical expenses. For more information, contact an experienced Kentucky birth injury attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.
We have been representing injured victims and their families in Ohio and Kentucky for more than 35 years.