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Lifetime costs associated with a birth injury can be significant
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Lifetime costs associated with a birth injury can be significant

The immediate emotional and financial damages associated with birth-related injuries can be significant. Little do people realize that these initial damages are nothing compared to the lifetime costs often associated with the birth injury. Thankfully, Oregon families have the right to seek compensation for both the immediate and long-term losses resulting from injuries caused by medical negligence.

Financial needs

Children with developmental delays, brain damage and other physical disabilities due to birth-related injuries have numerous needs. They may require round-the-clock care, special education, medical equipment and various therapies throughout their lives — among a variety of other things. All of this comes at a significant cost that many parents may struggle to pay for, even with insurance.

On top of the needs, at some point, children become adults and need to provide for themselves. Unfortunately, many children who have suffered serious birth injuries struggle to obtain gainful employment, making this a challenge. Government programs only cover so much, and parents may not have the funds to provide for themselves and their children forever.

Emotional needs

The emotional toll such injuries have on the children and their parents can be extreme. It is a lot to deal with. It is not uncommon for parents and their injured children to experience stress, depression, and other mental struggles on top of the physical and monetary losses, making it a challenge to enjoy life.

Seek Compensation

When medical negligence contributes to a birth injury, the parents and child should not have to bear the burden of their losses alone. They should be able to have their short and long-term needs taken care of so they can focus on living their best life rather than stressing about how to cover their expenses. With the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, Oregon families can fight for maximum compensation so their children have everything they need moving forward. To learn more about how legal counsel may be able to help you seek compensation for your losses, please take a moment and visit our firms website.