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Young Boy with Cerebral Palsy to Receive Ground-Breaking Stem Cell Treatment

Young Boy with Cerebral Palsy to Receive Ground-Breaking Stem Cell Treatment

While there is no cure for cerebral palsy, a three-year old South African boy born with the condition was accepted into a new stem cell transfusion treatment program at Duke University. The experimental treatment uses the boy’s own umbilical cord blood—which his parents stored in a stem cell bank when he was born—to attempt to regenerate or facilitate the repair of damaged cells to help him develop fine motor skills. Duke Professor Joanna Kurtzberg, who will be overseeing his treatment, has performed two clinical trials demonstrating that this type of umbilical cord blood transfusion improved functional abilities in children with cerebral palsy.
There are many different types of therapies you can pursue for your child injured at birth, even when treatments such as umbilical cord blood transfusions are not available. Seeking therapy during the first few years of your child’s life is important to help decrease the long term effects of the physical and neurological damage caused by cerebral palsy.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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