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Birth Injury

Every day, patients trust healthcare providers to give advice and care related to a variety of health problems. But sometimes mistakes occur, resulting in permanent, life-changing, or even fatal injury.

A birth injury is any type of injury sustained by an infant as a result of medical error or negligence during pregnancy or childbirth. Common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Skull fracturing
  • Facial-nerve damage
  • Bleeding or lack of oxygen inside the brain

Many times, these injuries could have been prevented. If you suspect that your child’s birth injury may have been a medical mistake, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and options.

Sokolove Law has been fighting for the victims of birth injuries and medical malpractice for nearly 40 years. Learn more about birth injuries and how Sokolove Law can help, by visiting the links below.

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Birth Injury Childcare: Costs, Time Commitments, and Necessary Resources

For many families, taking care of a disabled child can be costly. Medications, therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, schooling, assistive devices and special recreational activities can be overwhelming expenses.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average lifetime cost for one person with cerebral palsy is estimated at $921,000.

Costs Associated with Caring for a Disabled Child:

  • Direct Non-Medical Costs: Home modifications, car modifications, special education
  • Direct Medical Costs: Doctor visits, medications, inpatient hospital stays
  • Indirect Costs: The value of lost wages when a person dies early, cannot work, or is limited in the amount of work he or she can do.

Additional Expenses May Include:

  • Hospital outpatient visits
  • Emergency room visits
  • Residential care
  • Family-out-of-pocket expenses (equipment, leg braces, walker or wheel chair, housing modifications, medications)

These are just a few of the common costs associated with caring for a child with a birth injury. At Sokolove Law, our network of birth injury lawyers has nearly 40 years of experience representing families like yours. If your child’s birth injury was the result of a medical mistake, we may be able to help your family get the compensation you deserve – compensation that may help you care for your child.

Our Recent Birth Injury Settlements

  • $4.25 Million settlement was awarded in the birth injury lawsuit of a 4-year-old girl in Long Beach, CA.
  • $4 Million birth injury settlement was awarded to the family of 6-year-old boy in New Bedford, MA.
  • $950,000 was awarded in an Erb’s Palsy case involving a 5-year-old girl in New Jersey.

Call Sokolove Law today or fill out the form on this page for a free, confidential consultation. Our team is available to review the care you received and help answer questions.

Registered Nurse Case Managers at Sokolove Law:

  • FOCUS on understanding what happened to your child during birth.
  • SPEAK with you about legal resources that may be available to you as you consider next steps.
  • ANSWER your questions and direct you to an area-specific co-counsel.

The Legal Team at Sokolove Law:

  • HELPS you understand if your child’s injury was a result of substandard care.
  • DETERMINES whether taking legal action is the right choice for your family.
  • NAVIGATES the legal process.

 

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