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What Will Life Be Like for a Child with a Birth Injury?


Life for a child who has suffered from a birth injury will be quite different than for a child who has not. The number of obstacles such a child will face in life varies greatly depending on the severity of the birth injury.

Below, we discuss what a child who has suffered from a birth injury may experience in different areas of their life.

Family Life

Some children who have a permanent birth injury may have physical impairments that require the use of mobility assistance devices. As such, families will have to install handicap accessible rooms and stairs to accommodate the child’s needs.

The child may also have certain dietary restrictions resulting from their birth injury that requires the family to purchase or prepare special food.

School Life

A child with a birth injury may experience school very differently. Even mild birth injuries may require special accommodations in the classroom. More severe birth injuries may require the child to be homeschooled and miss the traditional schooling experience altogether.

Social Life

Children with a severe birth injury may find it more difficult to communicate with others. Certain birth injuries caused by oxygen deprivation, such as cerebral palsy or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, may cause significant brain damage and cognitive impairments that make communication difficult. Additionally, certain physical impairments from a birth injury may make the child unable to participate in the same activities as other children.

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If your child suffered a serious birth injury, our team is here to help you identify any and all liable parties and hold them accountable for their actions. We have a proven track record of success, having secured over $125 million for our clients, and work with a team of medical experts and legal authorities in order to help our clients recover better, faster settlements and jury verdicts.

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