Cerebral Palsy Statistics

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Cerebral Palsy may seem like something that rarely occurs, but the data shows otherwise. Perhaps the numbers and percentages seem small to those unaffected. To the families of children diagnoses with cerebral palsy, the cost of the ongoing medical treatment may exceed their annual income. Here are some facts to note about cerebral palsy:

  • About 10,000 babies per year in the U.S. will develop cerebral palsy (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).
  • An estimated 800,000 people have cerebral palsy in US (United Cerebral Palsy)
  • About 2-3 children per 1,000 have cerebral palsy (March of Dimes).
  • In 2003 dollars, the average lifetime cost of cerebral palsy is an estimated $921,000. This does not include hospital visits, emergency room visits, residential care, and other out of pocket expenses (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes NINDS).
  • In 2006, out-of-home respite care at the Respite House in Oshkosh, WI for children and/or adults with disabilities costs $144 per day, or $52,560 per year.
  • Two-thirds of children with cerebral palsy will be mentally impaired (NINDS).
  • For every 1000 babies born, about 2-3 endure brachial plexus birth injuries

Affording Cerebral Palsy

The Clore Law Group has earned a reputation from helping family recover financial damages to pay for the expected medical treatment required by Cerebral Palsy victims. Cerebral Palsy is classified as a birth injury. Birth Injuries are considered medical malpractice. For all the medical malpractice attorneys, there is only a small subset with extensive experience in birth injury. Of those birth injury lawyers, there is an even smaller subset of lawyers with a record of success with cerebral palsy cases. Winning your Cerebral Palsy lawsuit will require a particular attorney. He or she will need the experience in birth injury and cerebral palsy, need to have success with both settlements and trials, have top notched experts, have a reputation for demonstrative evidence in the courtroom and have the funding to take your case to trial if need be. Search for an attorney and you will find Mark Clore of the Clore Law Group in Charleston SC.

South Carolina Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

The Clore Law Group has all the needed tools to win your cerebral palsy lawsuit. They never charge for a consultation and will make arrangements to come to you if needed. If negligent actions of health care providers caused or contributed to your child's cerebral palsy, contact the Clore Law Group today.

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Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or business tort. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.