Does cerebral palsy get worse over time?
Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive health condition which means it does not necessarily worsen over time. However there are unfortunately some potential health issues and long-term concerns that may become pronounced as a child ages.
Some of the long-term health concerns include:
- Problems with eyesight that may make school, driving, and other activities difficult
- Cognitive and learning disabilities that can make schooling difficult to handle
- Flexibility and motor control problems that may become more restrictive for a child’s lifestyle
- Disability-related stress that can create significant emotional and behavioral problems
There is no cure for Cerebral Palsy but treatments such as therapy, medication, or in some cases surgery can help improve the disorder. These treatments are often long-term due to the fact that there is no cure. Children who require such long-term care may require assistance with a medical care team. This team may include a pediatrician or physiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, or special education teacher.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire we understand that caring for a child with CP is not an easy task, improvement or no improvement. The costs of treatments are costly and may cause significant financial burdens on a family. In the event that your child’s birth injury was due to a medical error, a lawsuit may be able to be filed to obtain a settlement that will help compensate for some of the financial burden and lifetime benefits to your child. For more information on filing a cerebral palsy lawsuit, contact our top rated Michigan attorneys today for your free, no obligation case review. We will answer all of your questions and be able to give you sound, legal advice on your child’s case. Call now at (800) 606-1717.
Resources on Cerebral Palsy Treatment
- Mayo Clinic
- Web MD Children’s Health