Cerebral palsy is a group of movement disorders that can stem from birth
injuries, which may be the result of medical malpractice in some cases.
Many children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, yet the misconceptions
about it are still widespread. It’s often assumed, for instance,
that children with cerebral palsy will never improve their functional
abilities. Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, intensive and
ongoing therapy can help these children reach their full potential. Some
children can benefit from surgeries to improve their movement abilities.
Another common myth about people with cerebral palsy is that they will
never be able to lead a productive life in the community. In fact, patients
with cerebral palsy all have varying levels and types of impairments.
With the right services, many of them go on to enjoy independence, hold
down a job, and start families.
The cerebral palsy lawyers at Pegalis & Erickson, LLC work closely
with families to help them secure the compensation they need to arrange for
specialized medical care for their children. If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury in Long Island,
New York, call us at (516) 858-2194.