Congenital disabilities can make a child disabled, and the disability affects the child and the entire family. The weight of upbringing a disabled child weighs heavily on parents who are responsible for coordinating healthcare programs, arranging, and providing the necessary care. Parents also organize the correct education provisions, source equipment to assist the children, securing benefits, and ensuring the child’s home environment is conducive.
Siblings also are affected but not as much as the parents. Depending on the seriousness of the disability, the other children may develop other life-threatening medical conditions due to lack of proper attention as the parents are occupied with the extensive needs of children with special needs. Siblings may feel neglected and traumatized by the situation at home. There are also positive experiences, especially from outsiders who empathize with them. They also develop a sense of independence and resilience as a result of coping with difficult situations.
Parents with disabled children should not go through the pain in solitude. They can seek a congenital disability lawyer’s services to help them in filing a lawsuit against the medical practitioners liable for the disability. The lawyers can be a source of empathy and support, but their primary role is to help you seek justice. They ensure that utmost care and skill is adopted in the lawsuit.
Rights of the family in a medical negligence claim
It is necessary to note that not all birth injuries result from professional negligence or incompetence, and sometimes the parent is personally liable. Birth injury lawsuits involve critical investigations of what happened and the circumstances under which the occurrence took place. If it is discovered that the injury resulted from negligence, the family is entitled to fair compensation. The compensation is awarded to the injured party only regardless of the other implications to other family members.
The responsibility for negligence is easy for the hospital if the investigations confirm negligence by the medical practitioners. However, the process of compensation can be lengthy and complicated, which puts more pressure stress on already hurting families. Counseling therapy is recommended for siblings of the disabled child as part of the claim to enhance overall family wellness. Law application may resist the claim as it does not constitute a loss to the injured party.
The legal costs associated with a successful congenital disability lawsuit are also debilitating to the family. The family has to pay lawyers and other professionals whose services are needed for a successful lawsuit. When selecting an attorney to represent your case, you should opt for a qualified one specializing in personal injury cases. Family lawyers may not offer help in this matter, but they could be of great value in giving referrals. You can trust referrals due to their rich experience in the field.
The law’s limitations can cause emotional distress to the family members and siblings of the injured party. Siblings may feel emotionally and socially isolated, but attorneys can be a comfort source to the entire family.