When your child was diagnosed with a brain injury at birth, your first thoughts were about the health and well-being of your newborn. Whether you were told that your child will need lifelong care or that your child will need intensive therapy to live a normal life, you soon realized that the medical care and therapy needed to ensure your child’s well-being would pose a financial burden to your family.
You should not have to choose between paying the bills and providing for your child. Our Dallas birth injury attorneys would like to list some resources available to parents of children with birth brain injuries.
- Medicaid: If you have a low income, your disabled child may qualify for Medicaid benefits. Medicaid will cover medical care, physical and occupational therapy, medications, and medical equipment and supplies.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If your child has a severe disability that is expected to last for at least 12 months, your child may qualify for SSI. SSI provides a monthly check that is designed to help meet the basic needs of the disabled.
- Public and private grants: some community service organizations offer grants and services for families with special needs children. Some resources include the Disabled Children’s Relief Fund, The U.S. Administration for Children & Families, and The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.
- Birth Injury Lawsuits: If your child’s brain injury was caused by a medical error or a doctor’s negligence, your family has the right to seek compensation through a Texas birth injury lawsuit. A Dallas birth injury lawyer can help your family seek compensation for medical costs, rehabilitative care, and medical supplies. To learn more, contact the Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313.
To learn more about birth injuries and how they affect families, request a free copy of attorney Jeff Rasansky’s book, The Epidemic of Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Mistakes.