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Birth Injuries: Securing Compensation For Long-Term Care

Birth Injuries: Securing Compensation For Long-Term Care


Birth injuries are devastating and heartbreaking, no matter what type. They may be the result of brain damage, asphyxia, hypoxia, organ failure, infection, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, C-sections, or other events. Those that cause permanent injury to a child, a mother, or both create the most serious scenarios with regard to costs and other considerations involving both current and future care. Needs may include:

Medical testing
Health monitoring
Physician costs
Specialist costs
Long-term caretakers
Mental health care
Custom prosthetics
Mobility devices (wheelchairs)
Specialty education
Vehicle modification
Home modification
Furniture modification
Transportation costs
Inability to work

Given the extent of potentially lifelong needs in birth injury negligence cases, it is crucial to obtain compensation commensurate to meet them. This includes consideration of price increases over time, not only for medical care, but also for housing, food, transportation, and other essentials.

It is therefore important to seek experienced legal assistance regarding your or your baby’s birth injury as early as possible. Providing key details during an initial consultation—whether virtually or in person—can help your lawyer or legal team efficiently develop a legal plan and effectively fight for you with regard to your birth injury case. Such details may also be provided by family members who attended the birth or have factual information regarding your case.

Experienced lawyers will work to hold each healthcare professional and/or medical facility involved responsible for the actions that potentially resulted in your or your child’s birth injury. Expert witnesses may also be enlisted by a lawyer or legal team. Further, lawyers who are well-versed in birth injuries may also be able to provide a variety of valuable resources for parents and caretakers.

If you or your baby sustained a birth injury, contacting an experienced lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. It is helpful to research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injury cases, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of birth injury lawsuit case you may be dealing with.

Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of birth injury & negligence cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.

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