Enhancing the life of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy is a question on the minds of many parents. Because this diagnosis stems from a brain injury, parents are sometimes caught off guard as to what not only to do next, but how can they help their child live the best life possible.
As a birth injury attorney, I will explain one tool that attorneys use to help babies with brain injuries at birth, and subsequent cerebral palsy diagnoses, live the best lives they can, given some of their challenges. Remember, the information in this article is general in nature and is part of a comprehensive plan put forth by an attorney in a birth injury law suit.
HOW DO YOU PROVE A BIRTH INJURY CASE?
In Maryland, a birth injury case all's under a category of negligence. To prove a negligence case, you must show four elements. The elements are the following:
• DUTY • BREACH OF DUTY • CAUSATION • DAMAGES
For the purposes of this article, a life care plan will fall under element four, damages. The easiest way to understand damage is in this context is to look at it as the injury or harm done to your baby. Attorneys in these types of cases will take the time and work up the damage is because any money recovered will be based on the amount of damages.
Damages will be awarded if the case is resolved either through a settlement or a trial verdict. Remember, no case is a guaranteed win. As a result, many of these issues can be hotly contested along the way.
ENHANCING THE LIFE OF A CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY…
One of the main worries of parents who have children who are diagnosed with a brain injury is having the financial resources to support their child. Let us be honest, medical care in the United States can be rather expensive. It is in front of this backdrop that many parents pick up the phone and give us a call. The reason that a life care plan can help enhance the life of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy is because the life care plan considers not only the medical treatment and devices that the child may need in the present, but it also looks to the child's future needs.
Life care plans are written by experts certified in the area of life care planning. Your attorney will have the life care planner to review all the pertinent medical records in the case and then do an interview with the family. During this interview the life care planner will ask questions of the parents and for example, tour the house. At the conclusion of the interview the life care planner will put together a report which will include the child’s needs present and future.
A life care plan is one way in which birth injury attorneys go about enhancing the life of a child diagnose with cerebral palsy. It is through tools like this that we help children diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries live the best life possible given their challenges.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY, WE ARE HERE TO HELP…
As a parent reading this article or watching the supporting video, please remember that there is help for families going through the same set of circumstances as your family. You can ask me more questions about what your baby has going on by picking up the phone and giving me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions just like yours all the time and I will be happy to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq. Boston Law Group, LLC 2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700 Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 bostonlawllc.com 301-850-4832 1-833-4 BABY HELP
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