Being told that your child has a birth injury like cerebral palsy or PPHN is emotionally devastating. Parents are deeply saddened at the thought that their pride and joy will face a lifetime of unforeseen challenges. Remember to think positively. Millions of children survive and thrive with birth injuries, making progress every day with help from medical professionals, physical therapists, counselors, and special education providers.
The Importance of Extraordinary Representation
Hiring an experienced law firm that has a track record of success with many birth injury families will provide your family with peace of mind during this difficult time. The right medical care for a birth injury can be very expensive, and a successful birth injury claim may help you provide the resources necessary to give your injured child a good life. You should be able to trust your attorney to handle your claim while you focus on finding the best care for your child.
Your Financial Compensation
An experienced birth injury attorney will consult with economic and medical experts to help create a realistic settlement amount. During the process of determining your compensation eligibility, the attorney will consider the following potential future expenses:
- Future doctor visits
- Future treatments, including surgeries, medication, and therapies
- Counseling and psychological care
- Specialized school and education
- Parental lost income
- Adaptive living equipment (wheelchairs, ramps, etc.)
- Specialized job or career training
Remember that compensation for pain and suffering and other emotional injuries is common in birth injury cases. Additional support may be available to your family through governmental resources like Medicaid, public grants, and Supplemental Security Income.