Cerebral Palsy is just one of many types of birth injuries children can be afflicted with. Other common birth injuries include Erb's Palsy or Shoulder Dystocia, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, and brain damage from placenta previa. These birth injuries happen all throughout Pittsburgh, PA and the rest of Pennsylvania. Birth Injuries take a huge toll on a family, both emotionally as well as financially. If you or a loved one has recently suffered from a birth injury, the medical malpractice lawyers at Berger & Lagnese can help assess your case.
What treatments are there for Cerebral Palsy?
Although Cerebral Palsy cannot be cured, treatment will often improve your child's capabilities. Treatment for Cerebral Palsy may include physical and occupational therapy; speech therapy; drugs to control seizures; drugs to relax muscle spasms; drugs to alleviate pain; surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities or release tight muscles; braces and other orthotic devices; wheelchairs and rolling walkers; and communication aids, such as computers with attached voice synthesizers.
Contact the Experienced Cerebral Palsy Lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA
Birth Injuries can happen anywhere in Pennsylvania, even at top-tier Pittsburgh hospitals such as UMPC Presbyterian Shadyside and Jefferson Hospital. Cerebral Palsy is not a disease that can be cured or that a child will outgrow. This means that when a child is born with Cerebral Palsy, they are bound to accrue significant medical expenses throughout their lifetime. These costs can be difficult to pay for, which is why having a skilled birth injury lawyer is of the utmost importance. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, or any birth injury or defect, contact the Pittsburgh birth injury lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC. Our office is located at 310 Grant St # 720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and we can be reached either online of at 412-471-4300.