Understanding the Cost of Care

The Costs of Caring for a Child With Birth Injury

At the Texas law firm of Hampton & King, our experienced Houston birth injury lawyers help parents like you pursue maximum compensation for injuries due to medical negligence on the part of obstetricians, nurses, and a wide range of other medical professionals. We work with economists, life-care planners, and other experts to help clients calculate and recover compensation to provide for the ongoing care of your injured child.

Seeking Full Compensation for Ongoing Care

In 2005, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and CDC reported that caring for a child with cerebral palsy or an intellectual disability cost 26 times more than caring for a child without one of these conditions.

Our attorneys can help you diligently fight for the money you need to pay for:

  • Care by specialists
  • Surgeries
  • Home health care
  • Medications
  • Special education needs
  • Lost income for the parents
  • Emotional stress on the parents and child
  • Home modifications or special medical equipment

Cost of Living with Cerebral Palsy

The costs of caring for a child with cerebral palsy are significant. Common categories of additional expenses include:

  • Ongoing medical care
  • Special education
  • Assisted living
  • Loss of earning capacity (many people with CP cannot work)
  • Home modifications to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, etc.

If your son or daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you deserve to know why. Many cases of CP are actually doctor or physician-caused, meaning you could be entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation, which could cover the costs associated with raising a child with cerebral palsy.

Contact Our Houston Birth Injury Lawyers

Due to the complexity of any birth injury claim—and just how high the stakes are—you should not hesitate to get the help you need from our law firm. We are dedicated to this area of the law so we know how to properly handle birth injury cases. Beyond that, because we handle all of our cases on a contingent fee basis, we can keep your out-of-pocket costs low. We have the resources to handle the more expensive aspects of a claim—such as hiring necessary specialists for expert testimony—so we can put the strongest claim together possible.

For a free consultation about your case, call the Houston office of Hampton & King at (713) 489-0993. We have more than 60 years experience!