How Much Does Cerebral Palsy Cost in New York?


A: People with cerebral palsy often need medical care and rehabilitation services throughout their lives. While no one likes to think of the economic cost of cerebral palsy, the truth is that it is an expensive condition and that appropriate care often depends on financial resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that the average lifetime cost for a person with cerebral palsy is approximately $921,000 (in 2003 dollars). That number includes medical costs, home and car modifications, special education services, and some indirect costs such as lost wages. It does not include other indirect costs such as emergency room visits or expenses that other family members incur because of a relative's cerebral palsy.

If your child suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury you child may be entitled to damages. Those damages can help pay for the continuing costs and expenses related to cerebral palsy. Please contact a New York cerebral palsy lawyer today for more information. You can reach one of our New York injury lawyers at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form.

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