Help from Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your child or your loved one was injured by the negligence of a medical professional or any other party, they may be eligible to receive compensation. This compensation can help ensure an injured individual is given the support and medical attention they need to move through life. A personal injury or medical malpractice settlement, however, can significantly affect the injured individual’s ability to receive government benefits.
Have questions about your legal options? Talk with the Houston lawyers at Hampton & King.
Protecting Medicaid & Benefits Eligibility
A settlement or verdict in a medical malpractice case may affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits, but there are options to protect these benefits. This is where special needs trusts come into play. A special needs trust can allow your loved one or child to remain eligible for Medicaid and other benefits.
It works by placing the settlement money into a special fund that can be used for:
- Education costs
- Transportation fees
- Nursing care
- Many other services / goods the government doesn’t cover
Even with a medical malpractice settlement, having the support of Medicaid can be crucial for an individual who may require lifelong support and care due to their injuries. Hampton & King can help you create a special needs trust that suits your loved one’s situation and protects their eligibility.
Get Legal Counsel Regarding Your Situation
To learn more about special needs trusts and whether they may benefit you or your injured child, turn to the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Hampton & King. We are always ready to help injury victims protect their legal rights and safeguard their futures.
We proudly offer free consultations. Call us at (713) 489-0993.