By VSCP LAW
Birth injuries can cause a variety of extreme hardships on a family. They can cause financial hardship as the cost of future care for the child can be unexpected and excessive. Birth injuries can also cause emotional hardship as the family tries to come to terms with a future they never could have predicted. Given these challenges, it is essential that you find the right birth injury attorney to handle your birth injury case.
A birth injury refers to damage caused to a baby shortly before, during, or after their birth. Birth injuries can result in permanent damage to the baby that will last into childhood and adulthood. Common birth injuries include bone fracture, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus, vacuum extraction complications, brain damage, and encephalopathy.
When a family has been impacted by a birth injury, they can suffer financially. Babies who are injured during the birthing process require medical care that the parents of the child had not anticipated. Some costs they did not plan for are related to physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and medical supplies, subsequent surgeries or medical procedures, and special equipment. Many of these costs are only partially covered by insurance or not covered at all.
When a loved one has been injured by a birth injury, the family also suffers emotionally. There is immediate concern for the wellbeing of the baby and worry about the baby’s chance of survival. Family members often suffer anxiety about the future symptoms related to the injury. They can feel depressed at the realization that whatever expectations they had prior to the baby being born may not be met due to the baby’s injuries. The parents of the baby can suffer damage to their relationship as they navigate the stress of their baby’s injuries. Siblings of the injured baby can suffer feelings of neglect as most of their parents’ attention, energy, and time is focused on the injured baby.
If your child needed braces to correct an overbite, you wouldn’t take them to a dentist. You would take them to an orthodontist. You would take them to the professional who has the specific training necessary to solve the problem you bring to them.
It’s the same thing with attorneys. You shouldn’t take your birth injury case to a general practice attorney or a general medical malpractice attorney who doesn’t have the specific experience and training necessary to solve the problem you bring to them.
Birth injury lawsuits can be very complicated. They can require people with specialized knowledge in navigating the many moving parts of these complex cases. Birth injury cases involve medical experts, financial experts, life care planners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, education experts, etc. And the lawyers you hire need to have the special experience and training required to file and execute a successful birth injury lawsuit. Thus, find a birth injury attorney – that is, an attorney who has specific experience and training in birth injury law – to help you through this difficult process.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, hire the right attorneys for your case – contact VSCP LAW at vscplaw.com.
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