Child with Brain Damage May Need Millions of Dollars in Care
There are many parents in the Columbus area whose children were born with birth injuries. For these parents, one of the most heart-wrenching thoughts is who will care for their children with brain damage if they are gone? It’s not a matter of abandoning the child, but one of age. Most parents do not outlive their children, and many are concerned about who will care for their children once they are no longer able to.
This is one of the many reasons why Columbus parents whose children were born with brain damage file birth injury lawsuits with the help of a medical malpractice attorney. The money they can get from a birth injury lawsuit may be enough to care for their children even if they are no longer around. While many of these parents would likely prefer caring for their children themselves, it is comforting to know that there is money available when they are not.
That is what one woman has done following the birth of her daughter. She has alleged that her physician failed to look into possible infections while she was pregnant with her daughter. This failure led to her daughter developing Group B Strep while still in the womb. Without the proper treatments, she was born with permanent brain damage, according to the birth injury lawsuit.
Her mother claims that the young girl will never be able to communicate, get around on her own, work or even think. This kind of severe damage, she says, will cost tens of millions of dollars to care for. From medical bills to simply hiring people to help her care for her daughter, this mother will need help for the rest of her daughter’s life.