When a child is severely injured at birth, the ongoing and future healthcare needs are huge. The cost in effort, time, and money is staggering. One of the issues involved is coordination of healthcare to meet the child's needs. A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed many difficulties in coordination of care for children with special needs. When a parent is suddenly caring for a child who has a severe brain injury, the difficulties in obtaining and coordinating care are overwhelming. But, an experienced birth injury lawyer can help. Most parents who seek the help of a birth injury attorney do so because they first and foremost want to assure their child gets the healthcare he or she needs.
The cost of proper healthcare for the child can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. A birth injury attorney can pursue compensation that will pay for this kind of care so that the parents can breath easier and focus on their child's needs. The attorney can also help coordinate care and obtain a Life Care Plan that will map out the child's lifetime medical and therapy needs so the child can be as healthy as possible given the injuries. He can also help analyze the various funding options that may be available to pay for the medical care over the child's lifetime once a settlement is obtained so that the parents can choose the best option for their child - and do so in a way that preserves available government benefits.