Discovery Inspires Hope for Families
One out of every 323 children suffer activity restrictions and disability from Cerebral Palsy. Not only is this brain injury very difficult and lengthy to diagnose, but the problems caused by Cerebral Palsy continue into adulthood with poor access to care, high medical costs, lower capabilities, lower employment, absenteeism, and risk of premature death.
According to BMC Bioinformatics, scientists studying the way genes operate are excited to notice a particular pattern in the way some cells turn the expression of certain genes “on” or “off”.
Researchers anticipate this pattern will enable scientists to develop a blood test that physicians can use to diagnose new cases of spastic Cerebral Palsy shortly after birth. Much earlier detection and treatment would greatly increase the abilities and quality of life for these children and their families and significantly decrease their medical costs.
The Law Office of Martin Palmer provides excellent legal representation for families affected by Cerebral Palsy and other malpractice injuries. Contact our law firm at (301) 790-0640 for a free consultation.