Each day, thousands of women in Virginia give birth to children. Unfortunately, a small percentage of those children are injured during birth. Such injuries can result in a lifetime of costly medical expenses, which is why our Norfolk birth injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers would like to let you know about a few resources and options that are available to parents of children who were harmed during delivery.
One of the best resources available to victims of birth injury in the commonwealth is the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. The program can provide funding to victims of birth-related injuries throughout their lives for medical expenses they cannot afford or that aren’t covered under insurance policies. This can include hospital stays, rehabilitation, and even in-home care.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission determines eligibility for the program and issues awards based on criteria outlined in state law.
Another option for compensation that may be available to families with children who suffered a birth injury is to file civil litigation against the parties who were responsible for causing your loved one harm; however, the process of filing such a claim can be quite complicated and it may be wise to seek the advice of legal counsel before entering into such proceedings.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we understand the financial struggles that can come with a birth injury. That’s why our Norfolk personal injury attorneys are hopeful this information helps you and your family get on the road to recovery if your child was injured during the delivery process.