First and foremost, the best medical malpractice lawyer has to be able to solve problems for your special needs child and family - depending on the age of your disabled child, you may not have thought of some of the things she may need in the future. For example, who will take care of your child when you are gone? And will there be money available to meet her needs? What if she needs a special program or treatment that Medicaid or Medicare won't approve? Where and how will she live when she is older?
Most likely, the best medical malpractice lawyers for your case will have experience representing children with special needs and their families. They will be able to explain the process of investigating a medical malpractice case and offer ideas for resources and programs your special needs child may benefit from. They will explain how a successful case can address the financial worries every parent of a special needs child has and the best ways to address those worries.
And when you first meet them, they won't promise anything, other than to give you information. Because they know that medical malpractice cases involving severe injuries to a child, such as cerebral palsy and brain damage, are complex. They will have devoted substantial time (measured in years) and resources to develop the experience necessary to represent children in medical malpractice or birth injury cases. They will conduct a rigorous investigation of your child's case. And if that investigation leads them to conclude they will not be successful in pursuing a medical malpractice case for a special needs child, they will refer the parents to other experienced medical malpractice lawyers who may be able to help that child.
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