An estimated 475,000 children in the United States suffer from brain injuries that can change their lives forever. Traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately common in young children, most often due to a birthing injury. Their doctor may have incorrectly used a birthing tool or failed to catch their irregular birthing position on time, resulting in a loss of oxygen to the brain. Some brain injuries go away with time, while others can result in permanent disabilities and the requirement of long-term care.
When your child’s brain injury is the direct result of a doctor or other healthcare professional’s negligence, you are entitled to file a medical malpractice claim for damages. Nobody deserves to pay the financial or emotional price of a trusted professional’s recklessness. The team of knowledgeable and compassionate medical malpractice attorneys at Davis & Davis are here to help by providing our years of experience to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
How to Support a Child With a Brain Injury
When it comes to supporting a child with a brain injury, there are many ways in which you can ensure they are in good emotional and physical condition. Depending on the severity of the injury, the child may have to spend some extra time in the hospital to receive treatments, so ensuring they are always surrounded by family members or friends during this time is pivotal. While at home, you can help by:
- Providing emotional support
- Providing physical and medical support
- Doing research on their injury and any possible side effects
- Exercising patience
- Finding local support groups
Sometimes, a brain injury can lead to permanent motor and learning disabilities. In cases like this, there are many resources available to help understand how you can best cater to your child’s specific needs.
How a Compassionate Attorney Can Help
Many of the resources and tools necessary for your child’s future can be quite costly to obtain. When your child’s injury is the direct result of negligence, you can recover financial compensation to help with these losses and any potential costs as well. Our team is here to help you establish that negligence has occurred and that it directly affected your child and their brain injury.
Once a liable party has been found, we will file a claim with their insurance company for both economic and non-economic damages. While raising a child with a brain injury, it can be easy to lose track of time, so we will also ensure everything is filed within the statute of limitations deadline.
While you focus on your child, we will handle all of the important paperwork and negotiations, ensuring you get the results you need. If a worthy offer cannot be reached, we are even prepared to take your case to court. We understand how important compensation can be after a medical malpractice accident, which is why we utilize every tool and resource we have under our belt.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case Today
Don’t try to face the insurance company alone. With years of experience in advocating for families dealing with pediatric brain injuries, Davis & Davis has successfully represented numerous cases. Our expertise, coupled with a deep understanding of the challenges you may be facing, allows us to navigate the legal complexities and secure the support and compensation your child deserves.
Our unwavering commitment and personalized approach mean you can focus on your child’s recovery and future, knowing we’re dedicated to protecting their rights. To schedule a free consultation and get the process started today please reach out to us by filling out our online contact form or calling (888) 522-9444.