December 2, 2013
Each year, a portion of the children born in the Commonwealth of Virginia are brought into this world suffering from any number of birth-related injuries and neurological issues. These problems can often leave parents struggling to both make ends meet financially and to get their child the best medical care possible.
The Norfolk Birth Injury Lawyers explain that there may be help available to those whose child suffered an injury during birth, considering there are several organizations focused on offering assistance to these families.
One of those organizations is the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. This group offers help to families with children who have suffered birth injuries and require specialized medical care. The program also offers funds that can be used to cover medical expenses that insurance will not, such as rehabilitation and in-home nursing care.
There are certain catches to the program though. For example, any family who uses funding from the program is not entitled to receive compensation from a medical malpractice lawsuit.
This is just one reason Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers suggest discussing your legal and financial options with a qualified attorney before making any decisions on how to care for a child who has suffered a birth injury. Doing so will ensure any rights to compensation you and your child may have are protected.