What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy procedures use stem cells (the non-specialized cells that can convert into other cells or produce more stem cells) to treat a certain condition or disease. While stem cell therapy isn’t widely used outside bone marrow treatments, scientists are now able to take stem cells from umbilical cord blood and treat diseases or conditions with them. Throughout this page, our Detroit birth injury and cerebral palsy attorneys will discuss how stem cell therapy is being developed as a form of therapy for cerebral palsy, brain injury, and related birth injuries.

If you believe your loved one’s permanent injuries or disabling conditions were the result of medical negligence, we encourage you to reach out for legal help today. With over five decades of joint experience in the field of birth injury litigation, our Michigan attorneys have the skills and knowledge necessary to win your case. Call us toll-free at (888) 592-1857 or complete this contact form today and our attorneys will provide you with a free legal consultation, answer your questions, and inform you of your legal options. Should Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys take your case, you will not be charged until we win or settle in your favor.

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Stem Cell Therapy and Cerebral Palsy

Stem Cell Therapy - Cerebral PalsyPromising research indicates that the stem cells taken from umbilical cord can help restore the damaged tissues associated with cerebral palsy. Cord blood cells are unique in that they are able to cross the blood barrier of the brain and enter the brain, ultimately decreasing inflammation and stimulating regeneration of injured brain cells. While this procedure is relatively new, stem cell therapy has significantly improved the physical and cognitive functions of children with cerebral palsy.

Modern research indicates…

  • Transplanting stem cells into the brain can support and/or replace the brain tissues that deteriorate when white matter becomes damaged from cerebral palsy.
  • Cerebral palsy animal research indicates that several types of stem cells can be used to lessen damage and restore motor function after brain injury.
  • Stem cell transplantation most likely has to occur in the window of time between when the injury first appears and when the child’s neurons are permanently lost.

Stem Cell Therapy Resources

  • The Cord Blood Center: The Cord Blood Center provides information about cord blood, stem cells, research, cord blood banking, cord blood treatment options, public and private banking, cord tissue, risks and more.
  • Cord Blood Banks in Michigan: To locate cord blood banks in Michigan, please visit Michigan Blood. We also have explanations of Michigan’s Cord Blood Donation locations in our Resources section.

Legal Help for Cerebral Palsy

Michigan Birth Injury Attorneys Making a Difference

Whether your loved one’s cerebral palsy requires stem cell therapy or another form of expensive treatment or therapy, a qualified and experienced Michigan Cerebral Palsy attorney can help you get the compensation necessary for your unanticipated medical expenses. Call us toll-free at (888) 592-1857 and our attorneys will determine if you have a case free of charge.


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