What is a Parent's Main Concern After a Birth Injury?

After a birth injury occurs due to a medical mistake, parents have many worries about the future. Of course, all parents have concerns about their children, but there is a particular concern after a birth injury or trauma during labor and delivery. When a child suffers a life-long injury, he or she may not be able to care for themselves, even when they get older. In this video, birth injury lawyer Kenneth Rothweiler discusses his experience representing parents and their newborn children after medical malpractice during labor and delivery.

Video Transcription:

When a mother or father comes to me about a birth injury case, the number one thing they’re concerned about, is their son or daughter and making sure that their son or daughter has all the resources they need for the rest of their life. If someone suffers a birth injury, they’re going to need help the rest of their lives and they’re going to need medical help, they may need psychological help, you know if they’re impaired and they can’t walk, they’ll need assistance with moving around and doing their daily activities.

And all any parent wants to know is, is my child going to be okay. And one of the realities we have in life is, you know, mom and dads normally die before sons and daughters, so that they want to make sure when they’re not around, that their child is taken care of and that’s the reason why we project out all of what those costs are going to be over a lifetime, and when we talk about what a reasonable settlement is, it’s a reasonable settlement if it takes care of the cost and takes care of the son or daughter for the rest of their lives. For more information go to ERLegal.com.