The Effects of a Birth Injury as Your Child Ages

by | Apr 12, 2017 | Birth Injury, Firm News, Medical Malpractice |


At the Lancione Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping the families of birth
injury victims get the care and resources they need by bringing successful
medical malpractice claims in Ohio courts and holding those medical professionals
responsible for the birth injuries they cause. Our goal is to recover
all costs related to the injury, from pain and suffering to loss of future
earning potential because of full-time care.

These costs vary widely and can take many current and future services and
accommodations into account:

  • Ongoing medical care: Children with birth injuries require a lifetime of office visits, surgeries
    and medications among various other things.
  • Ongoing therapy: Depending on their needs, children with birth injuries need access to
    a broad spectrum of therapists. These include physical therapists, occupational
    therapists, speech therapists, vocational therapists and psychologists
    just to name a few.
  • Support staff: As children grow, problems moving through daily life unaided become more
    pronounced. Many children need support staff, such as personal care attendants,
    to get the care they need beyond what their families can provide as well
    as to share some of the caretaking responsibilities.
  • Adaptive equipment: Equipment can be necessary, and it changes as children grow. Sometimes
    children who are fine with little adaptive equipment need more as they
    become larger. They may need motorized wheelchairs, braces and artificial
    limbs. They may also need lifts, wheelchair accessible vans and adaptive
    equipment for driving as they get older.
  • Housing accommodations: Housing typically does not accommodate wheelchairs. When a child with
    a birth injury is brought home, parents often have to remodel and some
    of these costs can be monumental. They make doors and hallways wide enough
    for a wheelchair. They also make special accommodations in bathrooms and
    kitchens for easily caring for a child in any room of the house.

Learn About Covering The Costs Of Lifelong Care In A Free Consultation

These accommodations can cost a great deal over the lifetime of a child,
especially because they often wear out with time. Families find that they
need multiple wheelchairs or that their children need more extensive therapy
and care as they age.

We establish a life care plan and associated lifetime costs by talking
with life care planners and other experts, analyzing continuing costs
and taking action in court. To learn more about our work, we invite you
to call our Rocky River office at 440-571-6862 or
contact us online to schedule an appointment with a lawyer. The Lancione Law Firm is proud
to serve clients in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown and
other communities throughout Ohio.



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