Getting CompensationWhen handled properly by an attorney, medical malpractice lawsuits that involve children usually end with a very large settlement or judgment. Especially if the child now has a permanent disability. This is not greed on the part of the parents, but self preservation. The cost of taking care of a disabled person is very high, and when you consider the number of years they will need care, and factor in the fact that they will most likely never earn an income on their own, the parent has an obligation to ensure that their child will still be taken care of, even after they are gone.
This past November a Boston couple was awarded $30 million for the permanent injuries their young son now has. Before the jury came back with its verdict, both parties had reached an agreement that the maximum the family would accept at this time is $5.3 million, but the option to seek further compensation in the future if necessary is left open. This is a very important detail. As a result of the doctors negligence in this case, the child is unable to digest food. There is no telling if there may be advances in the future that might help him. By having the ability to re-open the case, they are ensuring that they will be able to seek treatment if something becomes available.
A Missouri jury awarded $16 million to the family of a baby who was left paralyzed after what should have been a simple surgical procedure. This large judgment amount was upheld by the Missouri Supreme court on appeal. That baby will never regain use of his legs and will be wheelchair bound for life. The monetary award is small in comparison to what he will be missing out on.
Missouri Medical Malpractice LawyersMedical malpractice occurs in many different ways. In order for it to be proved, a plaintiff must be able to show how the medical professional did not act in the way that the majority would have in a similar situation. If your child was the victim of medical negligence it will benefit you and your child to have an experienced Missouri medical malpractice lawyer help you fight your case. Your child’s future is at stake. At the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm we can work to get you and your child the appropriate compensation for present and future expenses.
To schedule a free and private consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, call us today at (314) 588-7200 or contact us online.
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