Even with all of the technology available today and the intense training doctors and nurses go through, babies can still suffer trauma at birth. Deliveries or cesarean section can go wrong at a moment’s notice, leaving both the baby and the mother in dire circumstances. If your baby suffers a traumatic injury during birth it’s important to work with an experienced birth injury attorney about the situation. Securing a compensation package via lawsuit can help your baby in various ways as they grow and meet new obstacles in life.
Purchase of Medical Equipment
Depending on the severity of the birth trauma suffered, your baby might require various medical equipment throughout their life. The equipment need will change as the baby grows and gets older and as their injuries either improve or worsen. A birth trauma lawsuit will help you pay for the equipment needed to ensure that your baby can rest comfortably at home and get around easily. Some of the equipment that might be needed includes the following:
- Motorized wheelchair
- Wheelchair ramp
- Oxygen tanks (portable and stationary)
- Hospital bed
- Crutches or walker
Retrofit the Home
If your baby has been injured severely during birth he or she will likely need a wheelchair and other handicap accessible pieces of equipment. Depending on how your home is already constructed, you will likely need to have it retrofitted. This means that it will need to have an addition put on or a wheelchair ramp added so your child can access the home. All of this can be constructed using money from a birth trauma lawsuit.
Hiring a Teacher to Come to the Home
As the child grows in age you will need to think about getting them an education. If they are physically unable to attend a school you might want to consider hiring a teacher to come to the home. This can be done using money from the birth trauma lawsuit. This might be the best option for educating your child if he or she is unable to be transported to and from school.
The medication to treat your child after a birth injury will be costly. Insurance might only cover so much of the medication or for a set period. Once insurance stops paying for the child’s prescriptions you simply can’t stop giving your child the medicine he or she needs. The money won in a birth trauma lawsuit can be used to pay for this medication on a continuing basis.
It might be necessary for a live-in nurse to be hired to help care for your child around the clock, especially if you still go to work each day in order to pay most of these bills. A birth trauma lawsuit can help to pay for the live-in nurse, construction to your home to add a room for them in which to live, and any other expenses they might require while caring for your child. You will likely only have to pay the live-in nurse a salary and not also benefits as their benefits might be covered by their employer or the agency that placed them with your family.
Contact a Haddonfield Medical Malpractice Attorney for a Consultation About Your Birth Injury Case in NJ
Were you or a loved one injured due to a birth injury in New Jersey? Then you need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for guidance on how to proceed. The Haddonfield birth injury attorneys at Andres & Berger are prepared to assist you with your legal claim. We represent victims of negligent surgeons, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists throughout NJ including Haddonfield, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and throughout Camden County. Call us today at 856-317-6558 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Our main office is located at 264 Kings Highway East Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
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