Most birth injury cases are settled for a monetary amount. After settlement, money is initially paid to doctors and medical professional who have treated the child, attorneys for their fees and expenses in taking a case, personal insurance companies for medical care of the child, and parents for any out-of-pocket expenses.
In some states, settlement money can be paid to parents with the direct purpose of caring for the child. More often, settlements are put into an annuity, limiting the parents from spending the money on things that do not directly benefit the child. This type of situation is known as a structured settlement.
In some cases, parents can receive damages for their own personal claims unrelated to the child. Emotional and physical suffering and out-of-pocket expenses to raise the child may qualify for monetary compensation.
Rasansky Law Firm is proud to aggressively represent victims of birth injuries. Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online or call 1-877-405-4313 for a complimentary review and evaluation of your case.