The Costs of Cerebral Palsy January 27, 2012.

The cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy can be overwhelming, and you should hold negligent parties accountable for malpractice. Medical Ohio facilities and professionals owe you and your baby a duty of care, and you have every right to hold them liable when they breach that duty.

Long-Term Costs of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy expenses may include:

  • Early intervention – when special education begins at birth, it’ll cost about $82,000; when it begins at age 6, the cost increases to $111,000.
  • Wheelchairs – pediatric wheelchairs can cost about $1,000, and accessories will cause the price to increase. Also, as the child grows, the wheelchair will need to be replaced. However, some wheelchairs can be modified to accommodate a growing child.
  • Medical expenses – these costs will be astronomical. They include orthopedic surgeries, medication, hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment and various other therapies.

An experienced malpractice attorney in Ohio understands how cerebral palsy can affect your family and will help you seek the medical negligence compensation your child needs to make the most of this disorder.

How Do I File a Claim?

If you have questions about your child’s cerebral palsy, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.