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Do you know the best resources for a birth injury?
Having the best resources for a birth injury may not be something you’ve thought about, but it is important to know.
As a parent, you probably are already familiar with how important and helpful having a support group around you can be.
From the doctors you trust most to the family and friends that are always willing to lend a helping hand, having resources around you that you can count on can make a huge difference.
For parents of children of birth injuries, having the best local resources available is even more important.
Best Resources for a Birth Injury
This is because children with birth injuries often have special needs, and parents may have specific questions and concerns about their child’s injuries that are unique.
If you are the parent of a child who was injured during the birthing process, the following list of resources – as well as the map below – is for you.
By turning to different resources in your community, you can find emotional support, medical care that your child needs, and legal support to help you to understand your rights.
Your Child’s Legal Rights after a Birth Injury
As your child grows, your child may notice that he is different from other children. Different types of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, may affect him in different ways.
Further, his disability may prevent him from doing certain things that other children do, like remaining in a classroom for the entirety of the school day, or even entering a building that doesn’t have proper wheelchair access.
If this happens, it will be important for you and your family to understand the rights of disabled persons in the state and country. ADAPT of Erie and ADAPT of Philadelphia, as well as Disability Rights Pennsylvania, are organizations that protect the rights of, and advocate for, disabled persons.
In addition to understanding your child’s rights as a disabled person, you may also have questions regarding your family’s legal rights to pursue a civil suit against a physician who committed an act of medical malpractice, thereby causing your child’s birth injury.
At the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., their talented birth injury attorneys have helped countless families recover the compensation that they are owed after a birth injury, and will competently represent your family, too.
In addition to legal support, your entire family may benefit from emotional support as well.
There are numerous support groups and information resources throughout Philadelphia, including the U.S. Social Security Administration, United Cerebral Palsy, Eastern Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania, Variety – the Children’s Charity, the PEAL Center, the Parents Involved Network (PIN), and many more.
Medical Care for Birth Injury Victims
As your child grows, he may require ongoing medical care to help him improve, or live with, his birth injury.
Some of the best medical centers for children are Shriners Hospital, Pediatria Healthcare for Kids, CHOP Speciality Care, and CHOP Newborn and Emergency Care.
If you have questions about other resources in the state, please follow the link to the map (above). We also encourage you to call the experienced birth injury lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. for a free case consultation as soon as possible.
Having the best resources for a birth injury will enable you to make informed and educated decisions as you navigate this difficult time.