Texas Children’s Hospital
The Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas is the largest children’s hospital in the U.S., ranked as having the 5th best neonatal care program and the 4th best pediatric hospital by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital has a Cerebral Palsy Clinic for children who have cerebral palsy and related disorders of muscle coordination and body movement.
The focus of this program is to help children overcome motor and developmental problems, learn new skills, and have an improved quality of life. Physicians and therapists from the Neurology, Neurosurgery, Developmental Neuroscience and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments work together to help children reach their maximum potential.
Treatment options at the Clinic include the following:
- Speech therapy
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Drug treatments to control seizures, relax muscle spasms and alleviate pain
- Surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities
- Surgery, such as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), to relieve tightness (spasticity) and improve dystonia (involuntary, intermittent changes in muscle tightness)
- Braces and other orthotic devices
- Wheelchairs and special walkers
- Communication aids, such as computers with attached voice synthesizers
Ann Arbor, Michigan Cerebral Palsy programs
The college and research town of Ann Arbor has several programs for children with cerebral palsy. In 2011, a $745 million dollar children’s hospital was created, called C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The new hospital is considered the largest and most sophisticated project in campus history, and it has one of the most extensive programs for cerebral palsy, called Cerebral Palsy Comprehensive Care. Specialists help children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders by pursuing cutting edge research and treatment. Their staff consists of clinical nurse specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, speech and language pathologists, orthopedic surgeons, pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialists, occupational therapists, and others.
Legal help for Texas children with cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and affect movement, balance, coordination and posture. Some children with cerebral palsy struggle with movement, and they may not even be able to hold very small items, such as a piece of food. Early intervention is very important for children with cerebral palsy, and research shows that aggressive, multidimensional physical therapy can greatly improve a child’s muscle function, and this includes large and small muscle groups.
About ABC Law Centers
Cerebral palsy can be caused by a birth injury. ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) was established to focus exclusively on birth injury cases. If a birth injury/subsequent disability could have been prevented with proper care, then it constitutes medical malpractice. Settlements from birth injury cases can cover the costs of lifelong treatment, care, and other crucial resources.
If you believe you may have a birth injury case for your child, please contact us today to learn more. We are happy to talk to you free of any obligation or charge. In fact, clients pay nothing throughout the entire legal process unless we win.
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