Birth injuries can vary greatly in their severity. Some may resolve on their own in days to weeks while others require life-long treatment.
Learn about different treatment options for birth injuries below.
How to Treat a Birth Injury
Birth injuries may be physical, neurological, or some combination of the two. As such, the recommended treatment for a birth injury will differ depending on the nature and severity of the injury involved. Common treatment options for a birth injury include:
Surgery is reserved for the most serious birth injuries, including the following:
Severe cases of brachial plexus injuries
Oftentimes, physical therapy can be beneficial to the point where birth injury victims do not require surgery.
Many cerebral palsy (CP) patients will benefit from regular physical therapy sessions. CP involves brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation, and as such, physical therapy can help those with CP regain some of the motor control and coordination they had lost (or never had).
Physical therapy is also beneficial for those who suffered physical, rather than neurological, birth injuries, including:
Brachial plexus injuries
Any injury that resulted in partial paralysis or weakened muscles
Some individuals who suffered from a birth injury that had neurological effects may benefit from consistent occupational therapy, in which a therapist helps them with cognitive and sensory disabilities.
Occupational therapy treatments may involve assistance with:
Developing fine motor skills
Learning basic tasks such as personal grooming
Reducing outbursts and impulsiveness
Improving social skills
Birth injury victims are often prescribed a wide variety of medications to help alleviate pain and other symptoms. These medications may include:
Pain management and anti-inflammatory medications
Suspect a Birth Injury? Contact Us Today
There is no doubt that the aforementioned treatments can be expensive for a family. These unexpected medical bills can seem unjust, particularly when the injury occurred at the hands of a healthcare provider who should have known better.
At The Villari Firm, PLLC, we can protect your rights against large hospitals and insurance companies and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (215) 372-8889 to schedule a free consultation with our team.