Cerebral palsy can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life, particularly because it generally has emotional, mental, and physical symptoms. The quality of life for a cerebral palsy patient will depend on a number of factors.
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What’s the problem?
According to a 2007 study, most children aged 8-12 years with cerebral palsy will have similar quality of life (QoL) to other children. The researchers in the study found that for children with cerebral palsy, type and severity of impairments did not affect QoL for in six KIDSCREEN categories: psychological wellbeing, self-perception, social support, school environment, perception of financial resources, and social acceptance.
However, they found that specific impairments were associated with poorer QoL in four categories. Children with poorer walking ability had poorer physical wellbeing; children with intellectual impairment had lower moods and emotions and less autonomy, and children with speech difficulty had poorer relationships with their parents. Further, they found that pain reduced children’s QoL across all categories.
Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life Factors
The quality of life for a cerebral palsy patient will depend on factors that may include:
- The area in which the brain damage occurred
- The severity of the brain damage
- How early the condition is diagnosed and treatments begin
- Whether patients pursue all prescribed treatments
- Whether patients are diagnosed with other health problems, such as diabetes, blood clots, or hypertension
If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is only natural that you will want to provide him/her with the highest quality of life possible. To find out if you qualify to file a claim that will entitle you and your family to recover compensation, please contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP today.
Do I have a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
The Birth Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in cerebral palsy, brachial plexus palsy, & Erb’s palsy lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.