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G. Eric Nielson, Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy

Many children diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy may still live a near normal lifespan, and cerebral palsy does not worsen over time. Occasionally a child with cerebral palsy will die shortly after birth. This is often the result of the severe hypoxic insult to the brain. Other factors, however, can contribute to death around the time of birth.

One cause of premature death in children with cerebral palsy is a failure to properly manage associate conditions. Accordingly, it is vitally important to ensure that children with cerebral palsy receive all of the necessary physical therapy, medication, and other treatment that they need. Associated symptoms of cerebral palsy commonly include cognitive impairment, feeding difficulties, mobility restrictions, and seizures.

Obtaining the proper care for a child with cerebral palsy can be extremely expensive for many people. If you think your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical negligence, the medical malpractice attorneys at G. Eric Nielson and Associates may be able to help. Negligent medical professionals carry substantial medical insurance policies that should compensate you for the costs of medical care caused by the medical providers’ negligence. Please contact us immediately so that we can begin working on your claim.


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