At Buckfire & Buckfire P.C, we pride ourselves on using our years of experience to help victims of medical malpractice obtain the compensation they deserve. We specialize in Michigan cerebral palsy malpractice and we have exceptional experience in helping families.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain condition that impairs motor function in the body. There are different types and a wide variety of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. Some symptoms of the various types can be seizures, muscle tightness and spasms, mental retardation, and many other disorders. The causes for the disorders are generally attributed to brain abnormalities that can happen before birth or within the first two years of development, due to lack of oxygen, infection, brain trauma and other complications.
For many of the estimated 800,000 people in the U.S. living with cerebral palsy, life can be difficult and often painful. Due to their disorder, people who have cerebral palsy can have a wide assortment of physical and mental challenges that they are forced to manage throughout their lives. Although there is no cure, breakthroughs in medications and therapy can help with many of the symptoms and reduce the pain and dysfunction associated with the condition.
Cerebral Palsy & Managing The Pain
Spastic muscles are one of the common causes for pain in CP patients. Due to the muscles tightening and lack of muscle control by the brain, spasticity can occur. This is an imbalance in the signals coming from the brain to the muscles, causing them to continuously be at work, day and night, and often leads to chronic and constant pain.
Since much of the pain associated with CP is due to spastic muscle conditions, the best treatments seem to be geared towards relieving this condition. Common drug treatments to help calm spastic muscles and the pain derived from them are Botox injections, muscle relaxants and a device called a baclofen pump.
Call a Michigan Lawyer for Help in Cerebral Palsy Pain Management
It is essential to contact our office to speak with one of our experienced cerebral palsy attorneys as soon as possible so that we can discuss the details of a potential lawsuit and provide information about pain management. It is essential to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to see if your child has valid case.