Can birth injuries be cured or treated?

Some birth injuries are fatal and others cause permanent impairment. For example, cerebral palsy cannot be cured, and a child will cope with its effects throughout his or her life. However, the symptoms of cerebral palsy can be treated to varying degrees of success with speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other interventions.

Often, the medical treatment required for a child who suffers from any type of birth injury will be extremely expensive, and it is important that parents obtain compensation from the doctor or hospital responsible for the injuries so that they will have the money they need to pay for their child’s care.