Is There Help For A Child’s Treatment Costs?
Child’s treatment costs are one of the main reasons parents reach out to a Maryland medical malpractice attorney.
For obvious reasons, this is a question that is understandably on the minds of many parents.
When a child suffers an injury during birth, especially a serious injury such as a brain injury, a treatment plan is going to be developed for the child.
The issue for some parents is how to pay for their child’s treatment costs.
For example, what if their child needs a special wheel chair in the future?
Or what if the family vehicle has to be retrofitted with a wheelchair ramp?
These, and many more issues, are real problems for parents, especially if there are concerns with insurance.
So back to the above question, does Maryland law take these issues into consideration?
The Basics Of A Maryland Medical Malpractice/Childbirth Injury Case
Before I answer the main question of this educational article I think it is best to give you some foundation as to the basics of a Maryland medical malpractice case.
To be successful the plaintiff has to prove that the treating doctor fell below the standard of care, causing his or her injury.
This analysis is built on the basic building blocks of a Maryland negligence case.
A negligence case requires that you have Duty, Breach of that Duty, Causation, and Damages.
Mr. Boston What Do You Mean By Damages And My Child’s Treatment Costs?
For the purpose of this article, I will focus on the Damages element.
The best way to think about damages in this context is the injury or harm done to you.
But the analysis does not stop with the actual harm.
Maryland law will take into consideration of the damages aspect of things such as medical bills for treatment, or your child’s treatment costs.
Not only will you be able to argue for money for the current medical bills, you will be able to argue for money needed for future medical bills.
In addition, things such as specialized wheelchairs, speech therapy, special schooling, etc… will fall under the umbrella of Damages.
This Is Why It May Not Be A Bad Idea To Contact A Maryland Childbirth Injury Attorney
Even though I have provided some of the issues present from a financial standpoint in a Maryland childbirth injury case, this analysis is not exhaustive.
To be able to get a complete understanding of your child’s situation you will need to speak with an attorney.
Your attorney will be able to focus on your child’s treatment costs and the specific issues in the case.
To Speak With Me Further…
If you still have questions surrounding your child’s injury at birth this is what I invite you to do.
Remember, it costs you nothing to take the next action and that is to pick up the phone and give me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.