Neurological injuries are among the most tragic birth injuries a child could suffer. An injury of this type can be a tragedy to the child’s family – not emotionally, but financially, as well.
It is critical to get the best compensation award possible in your medical malpractice/birth injury claim. Especially in Florida, where are there strict caps on compensation awards in medical malpractice claims, the best way to get the compensation your family will need to cover long-term care expenses for your child is to work with an experienced team of lawyers who can represent you in the legal process.
WHAT CAUSES NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES AT BIRTH
Most neurological birth injuries are caused by lack of oxygen (hypoxia) or blood to the baby during birth. Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage and other serious, lifelong consequences result.
HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN MAXIMUM COMPENSATION?
Although nothing can undo the tragedy you have suffered, it is important to get compensation for the lifelong medical expenses and adaptive technology that will be required to care for your child for the rest of your child’s life.
A skilled lawyer can maximize the potential in your legal claim to make sure you obtain the compensation you need.
Although Florida will cap the compensation available for non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress, a plaintiff can obtain compensation for the full extent of economic damages for quantifiable ongoing expenses that arise from the malpractice.
The key to obtaining maximum compensation is to obtain reputable, accurate estimates of:
- Medical costs, including repeated surgeries, doctor visits, medications and physical therapy
- Psychological and educational resources
- Adaptive technology that can include ramps, crutches, vehicle lifts, staircase modifications and other adaptations
These are just a few of the extra costs that families have to absorb to afford the damages that result from neurological birth injuries. An experienced lawyer will be able to work with life-care experts and medical professionals to accurately estimate the lifelong costs of your injuries to make sure you obtain full compensation.
Your first step after a birth injury to your child is to talk with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.