New scholarship developed for victims of birth injuries

Unlike most other types of injuries, birth injuries affect two people instead of one. Doctors and other medical professionals who treat pregnant women are obligated to treat both mother and baby with the utmost of care. Still, even in our technologically advanced medical environment, both mothers and babies are sometimes harmed by preventable birth injuries that occur due to another's negligence.

Fortunately, most people in Texas will never encounter a birth injury firsthand. Medical malpractice attorneys, on the other hand, routinely see the havoc caused by a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy or a premature birth. The parents of children affected by birth injuries, as well as the spouses of women victimized by medical negligence, also know all too well the damages done. One malpractice attorney is doing his part to acknowledge the heroism of birth injury survivors. He has established a new scholarship available to either the survivor of a birth injury or a family member touched by one.

The requirements are that an applicant must presently attend an accredited institution, or be entering one this coming fall. In addition, applicants must be a citizen of the United States and have attained a cumulative 3.0 grade point average either in college or in high school. The attorney who created the scholarship mentioned that most people don't understand that, when they encounter someone with a disability, that person may have suffered an avoidable yet devastating mistake during the delivery process.

The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000, but the malpractice attorney emphasized that victims of birth injuries often need tremendous financial help. Damages done can sometimes require a lifetime of care afterwards, especially if a birth injury affects one's ability to speak, move, think or just perform the varied functions of everyday life.

Categories: Birth Injuries