If you believe your child suffered a serious birth injury because a medical professional failed to do his or her job, you may be entitled to a significant compensation amount.
Assigning a Dollar Amount
Birth injuries are one of the most common types of medical malpractice claims and often one of the hardest to quantify. Estimating future medical costs and assigning a dollar amount to your case can be tricky, especially when a new baby’s prognosis involves a lot of “wait and see.”
You may be eligible for several different types of compensation, including the following:
- To-date medical expenses
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Medical equipment and supplies, including medication and adaptive living devices
- Physical, occupational, and other therapies
- Psychological counseling
- Special education
- Parents lost income
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral or burial costs for wrongful death
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Determining Your Eligibility
Every birth injury case has unique challenges, and each claim will involve tangible medical costs, related expenses, and intangible emotional costs. Your birth injury attorney will wait until he has all of the pertinent information before accepting your case and determining your compensation eligibility. The economic impact of a birth injury can span over the course of your child’s lifetime and your attorney will want to make sure your family is financially prepared with the maximum recovery amount possible.
Your attorney should keep you informed of the legal strategy used to win your case, including the plan on proving liability. Your attorney will be collaborating with medical experts and economists in order to prove the full amount of compensation you need for the harm another’s negligence caused your family.