Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a term used to describe a set of chronic disorders that impair the brain’s ability to adequately control movement and posture. It can be caused due to medical errors and negligence both before and during the birth of a child. Unfortunately brain damage causing CP is permanent from the time of injury and cannot be cured.
Parents who have children suffering from Cerebral Palsy often wonder if it can worsen over time. Because it is a non-progressive health condition, it does not necessarily worsen over time. However, there are some potential health issues and long-term concerns that may become pronounced as the child ages.
These long term concerns include, but not limited to:
- Flexibility and motor control problems that may become more restrictive for a child’s lifestyle
- Problems with eyesight that may make school, driving, and other activities difficult
- Cognitive and learning disabilities that can make schooling difficult to handle
- Disability-related stress that can create significant emotional and behavioral problems
Through therapy, medication, or in some cases surgery, the functional problems with cerebral palsy can improve.
No matter how much improvement there is, the basic fact that caring for a child who suffers from CP or brain damage is not an easy task, physically and emotionally, but financially as well. The costs of medications, therapy, and lifetime medical treatment are expensive, as is adaptive equipment, schooling, transportation and other necessities.
What To Do If Your Child Suffers From Cerebral Palsy
In the event that CP was due to the medical negligence or error of a doctor or medical professional, a lawsuit may be able to be filed to obtain a settlement to compensate the child and his/her parents. This often includes significant funds necessary to care for the child throughout their lifetime.
There are strict time limitations for filing this type of claim in Michigan, therefore it is important that you contact an experienced attorney immediately who is an expert at handling medical malpractice or birth injury cases. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever and you may not be able to be compensated for medical bills incurred and lifetime treatment your child may need.
Contact A Top Rated Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Today
If your child suffers from birth injuries, you should contact the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today at (800) 606-1717. Call us now and discuss your case with one of our expert Michigan cerebral palsy attorneys and learn your rights. Our expert medical team will investigate your claim and determine if your child’s brain damage is caused due to error of a medical professional and a fair settlement for your case. We will also represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise, which means you have absolutely no obligation for legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your claim. Call now for a free, no obligation case review!