You would do anything for your child, but how are you going to pay for a lifetime of cerebral palsy treatment? Your child’s health insurance, your savings, First Steps, and special education may help with some of your child’s treatment and rehabilitation costs, but this may not be enough.
Potential Treatments for Cerebral Palsy
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but some symptoms may be managed with treatment. After a cerebral palsy diagnosis, your child’s team of doctors and therapists will develop a unique treatment plan. The treatment plan could include some or all of the following:
- Physical therapy. A physical therapist can help with your child’s motor development, mobility, balance, and flexibility now and in the future.
- Occupational therapy. An occupational therapist can help your child become more independent by teaching him to use adaptive strategies to perform daily living activities.
- Speech and language therapy. If your child has difficulty talking, chewing, or swallowing, a speech and language pathologist can help her with these necessary skills.
- Surgery. Orthopedic surgery or nerve surgery may be recommended to treat cerebral palsy.
- Medication. Medication may be prescribed to treat pain or muscle stiffness.
All of these therapies will require multiple appointments and sometimes hospitalization. Additionally, other treatments, such as recreational therapies or clinical trials, may benefit your child. Your child’s medical team will determine the frequency of treatment and the length of treatment.
Birth Injury Lawsuit Damages
Cerebral palsy treatment is expensive, and some of the expenses may not be covered by your health insurance. All of your child’s past and future medical expenses that are related to his birth injury should be part of his birth injury settlement.
Our Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys Will Fight Hard for Your Child’s Recovery
We know how to prove the value of future medical expenses and how to anticipate other future needs of your child. Contact our experienced attorneys today, or start a live chat with us any time, to find out more about your child’s rights and how a birth injury lawsuit can help protect your child’s future.