Cerebral palsy causes physical and mental issues that can both vary in severity. This means that parents have a particularly challenge in making sure that they find an effective treatment for both. Their child may have significant physical impairments and be very sharp mentally, of resistance, which can be frustrating for the child but which might make them want to work harder at their physical therapy. Children with both physical and mental impairments need someone very good at helping such individuals to help them succeed at achieving better independence and enjoyment of life.
Very Severe Cases
Individuals, who have very severe mental or physical impairments, or both, usually need care around the clock. This can be exceedingly expensive. Parents will have to find someone who is capable of providing a high level of care and figure out a way to keep them paid so that they stay on with their child. A good caregiver can make a huge difference in a child’s life, and parents will usually want a good one to stay on with them.
Children with mental impairments aren’t always so affected that they cannot go to school. Some of them, in fact, end up working harder than most students do to overcome those impairments and to do well in school. Providing tutoring for a child can be expensive and, of course, if a child is motivated to learn a parent always wants to accommodate that!
Physical impairments can be very expensive to treat and accommodate. Different types of physical and drug therapy can help to relax the spasms that people with cerebral palsy suffer and can make children more comfortable over all. They can also help the child to develop better control over their muscles, which will sometimes allow them to perform tasks that require fine motor skills.
Paying for the cost of wheelchairs and other assisting devices can be very expensive. This is sometimes the reason that parents have such a difficult time dealing with the financial fallout of Cerebral Palsy. Wheelchairs, walkers and other devices can come with very high price tags attached.
A case of baby brain damage that was caused by medical negligence is sometimes cause to file a lawsuit. If your child was injured because a doctor or hospital failed to live up to their obligations to you and your child, you should speak with a lawyer to see if a lawsuit is an option.