Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the body’s ability to control movement and posture. Your baby may develop cerebral palsy if his or her brain did not develop correctly inside the womb. Your baby may also develop cerebral palsy if an obstetrician or other health care provider injured his or her brain at or near the time of birth. Below, our Chicago birth injury attorneys discuss the most common treatment options for cerebral palsy.
Every child with cerebral palsy is different. Cerebral palsy treatment options may differ depending on the child’s specific condition. However, the goal of cerebral palsy treatment is the same: to help your child lead as normal a life as possible. The type of treatment your child receives will depend on the following:
Your doctors will recommend cerebral palsy treatment options based on these factors. The treatment your baby receives may seek to improve his or her physical, cognitive, and/or emotional development. Doctors across multiple disciplines may work together to develop the right treatment plan for your child.
Children with cerebral palsy may need medical care that addresses their physical, cognitive, and/or emotional development. Your child may require a medical team comprised of a number of specialists, including a developmental pediatrician, an orthopedist, a gastroenterologist and/or a pediatric neurologist. Your child may also require a variety of therapists. Your child’s medical team may recommend the following cerebral palsy treatment options:
Would you like to know what treatment options could suit your child’s needs? Make an appointment with his or her primary care physician. Ask as many questions as possible during this appointment. Consider bringing along a friend or relative to this appointment who can help you remember any important information.
Is your child suffering after receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis? Do you believe your obstetrician ignored the risk factors of cerebral palsy when delivering your baby? If so, our Chicago birth injury attorneys may be able to help you.
Call us at (877) 262-9767 to discuss your situation. You can also send us a message through our online contact form. Our dedicated and experienced birth injury attorneys represent families nationwide. Schedule a free consultation with our birth injury team today.
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