There is no complete cure for cerebral palsy. However, last year, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia began a clinical trial investigating the use of stem cells in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. These are the first trials using stem cells in the treatment of cerebral palsy approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
What Hawaii birth injury lawyers find really encouraging is that some of the patients enrolled in these studies have already begun to report positive results. According some of the parents of children involved in the study, children who have received infusions of stem cells from their cord blood, have shown some improvement in walking skills and speaking abilities since receiving the infusions. It’s too early to say how expansive these benefits from stem cell therapy will be, but there’s enough reason to be hopeful for a better quality of life for cerebral palsy patients in the future.