Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy
When your child suffers from cerebral palsy, you undoubtedly have several fears for your child. Perhaps your biggest fear is that the condition will impact your child’s quality of life and his or her lifespan. The life expectancy of a person with cerebral palsy is difficult to determine – there are no definitive rules on the life expectancy of one suffering from cerebral palsy. However, some research suggests that children with severe cerebral palsy could develop other medical complications that can shorten his or her life. On the other hand, children who can walk and who self-feed have practically normal life expectancies.
Costs Associated with Cerebral Palsy
Because cerebral palsy causes lifetime disability, the costs associated with the condition can be staggering. Many people who have cerebral palsy need to use braces, wheelchairs and walkers, and additionally need ongoing medical care and therapy. An article from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) stated that the estimated lifetime cost of people with cerebral palsy is $11.5 billion. On an individual level, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the average lifetime cost associated with cerebral palsy is about $921,000 per person in 2003 dollars.
Contact York Law Firm
Wendy York and her team of legal professionals understand how expensive cerebral palsy treatment can be. We also understand the emotional toll the disorder can take on the family as a whole. Therefore, we are highly motivated to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation with one of our birth injury attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom, Fairfield and the Bay Area.