Raising a child with cerebral palsy

Raising a child with cerebral palsy

If you have learned your child was born with cerebral palsy, you may be deeply concerned about what the future will hold for your child and your family. Now is a time when you should explore resources available to both you and your child.

You may find a great deal of support from organizations designed to help families affected by this devastating birth injury such as United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia. You may also find it helpful to talk to a lawyer about your legal options.

Cerebral palsy is an injury that is both emotionally and financially devastating. Your family is likely to face significant expenses for:

  • Past and future medical care for your child
  • Ongoing physical therapy
  • Modifications to your home and vehicles
  • Assistive devices for your child
  • Day care
  • Future financial support

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia offers a variety of support services for families, including children services, in-home support and nursing care.

If your child’s injury was caused by medical negligence, then you have the right to seek compensation through our civil justice system to help your child meet the challenges ahead. While the cause of cerebral palsy is not always known, it may be traced to negligence in the labor and delivery process, such as delayed C-section or hypoxia (a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen).

The law firm of Stone Law Group in Atlanta handles complex birth injury cases in Georgia. For a free initial consultation about your legal options for birth injury, call 404-239-0305.