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Raising a Child With a Birth Injury
Pursing Full Compensation for Lifetime Costs of Care
Birth injuries can cause a lifetime of suffering. In most cases, there are no cures for birth injuries. No amount of money can repair the physical damage to the child. However, fair compensation can ensure that the parents have the resources necessary to provide the optimal care for a child with significant disabilities.
Establishing Lifelong Needs
The attorneys of The Becker Law Firm, L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio, understand how to establish the needs of a severely injured person and project the lifetime costs of meeting those needs. We work with certified life care planning specialists to determine the child’s needs. For example:
- Ongoing medical care, including office visits, surgeries and medications
- Physical, occupational, speech, vocational or psychological therapy
- Personal care attendants
- Adaptive devices, such as motorized wheelchairs, braces, artificial limbs
- Handicapped accessible vans
- Remodeling of the home to make it accessible
Projecting Lifetime Costs
We consult with the treating physician in order to project the injured person’s probable life expectancy. We may also retain an economist to determine the current and future costs of the plan. All costs associated with the injury are considered, from pain and suffering to loss of future earning potential. Once we have established the life care plan and associated lifetime costs, we will aggressively pursue full compensation for our injured client.
In birth injury cases, your child’s future depends on the skill of the law firm you choose to represent you. We encourage you to consider our firm’s years of experience and record of success in birth injury litigation. Our lawyers would welcome the opportunity to explain how we can be of assistance.
To learn more about assessing the lifetime costs of a birth injury, please contact our law firm to arrange a free initial consultation. There is no charge and no obligation to learn if you have a potential claim for damages.