A birth injury creates an uncertain future for both the victim and his/her family emotionally, medically and financially. Initially, the birth injury itself is difficult to process, and the future consists of fear and uncertainty. For parents, the last thing on their mind is whether or not the injury was caused by medical negligence and thus could have been avoided. As a birth injury attorney, my job is not only to represent my clients, but also to inform them of the trials and tribulations that may lie ahead. Compensation is much more than a victory for today, it is security for the future.
For families of birth injury victims, the specific demands of life may vary but the overall challenges of caring for an injured child is universally the same. A lifetime of care, bills, countless hours trying to find finding better options, continued risk of infection and injury, are just some of the daily realities my clients deal with..
The Future for a Birth Injury Victim
Regardless of the severity of the birth injury, continued care, medication, mental and emotional tolls are the new norm. Transportation arrangements, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, repeated medical tests, surgeries, and drug treatments are just some of the challenges – A birth injury victim may never experience a normal life. It is imperative for victims’ families to find out what went wrong, but they cannot do so without the help of an experience birth injury attorney.
Risk of Injury or Infection
As a result of a debilitating birth injury, many of my clients have had to undergo repeated surgeries, or have had to endure long-term infections. From bedsores to surgical recoveries, illnesses brought on by repeated hospital visits, long term effects of medications and more. Coming to grasp with the fact the birth injury is only the beginning of a lifetime of care is heart breaking in itself, but coming to terms and managing care in the best possible is imperative.
Lost Wages and Work Life Impact
It may seem selfish, but parent’s lives will forever be altered. Income may be affected, emotional toll, physical hardship will all be compromised because of another individuals’ neglect. Trust me when I tell you, some of the strongest individuals I have ever met have had to endure a life they never could have imagined. The medical coverage available to a birth injury victim can vary greatly, and often times it is the family that steps in to provide care, nourishment and basic healthcare needs.
Your right to compensation may not erase the difficult times ahead, but punishing someone for their wrongdoing, and gaining financial, medical and emotional support in the process, can be invaluable.