Medical Care and Life Care Plans for Texas Families
Many children suffer a birth injury that leaves them with a permanent disability. Fortunately, their needs for treatment and care can usually be met. Unfortunately, this treatment and care can be very expensive, especially over the course of a lifetime. Many families are understandably overwhelmed. Creating a life care plan can help.
The purpose of a life care plan is to manage the long-term care of a person with a disability or illness. It's a document that goes into detail about when and how that care is to be provided. The goal is to provide the person with a high quality of life and a sense of independence. The life care plan may address:
- Diagnostic testing
- Health evaluations
- Home care
- Care in a facility
- Projected surgery or treatment needs
- Routine medical care
- Assistive devices (and maintenance)
- Home modifications
- Transportation needs
In addition, a life care plan will address how these needs will be paid for. There will be a breakdown of projected costs and a plan for covering them. For example, some children with birth injuries may be eligible for Medicaid or Social Security disability benefits. Money can also be put into a special needs trust that is dedicated toward the care of your child.
One source of funding for your child's needs may come from financial compensation recovered in a lawsuit. If your child's injury was caused by medical negligence, an attorney can help you take legal action to hold the negligent parties accountable. Money may be recovered in a negotiated settlement or a jury award.
An experienced Texas birth injury lawyer can help
Recovering compensation can be complicated, and the process can be lengthy. Doctors and hospitals deny doing anything wrong. They'll insist there was nothing else they could have done. Insurance companies will agree, because they don't want to pay you anything. They know there is a lot of money at stake.
That's why it's important to have an experienced and qualified Texas birth injury attorney fighting for your child's rights. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate what happened and build a strong case that proves negligence led to your child's birth injury.
If you recover financial compensation, a birth injury attorney can also help you create a life care plan and set up a special needs trust. A special needs trust is a financial instrument that ensure any compensation you recover is used for your child's care and treatment. This can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your child's needs will be met.
Life care plans and special needs trusts are complicated, and you need an experienced attorney to help you set them up. But many families in Texas aren't sure where to find a lawyer that can help them. That's why Help For Your Baby has created a free consultation that can connect you with an attorney who has the knowledge and experience you need.
There is no cost and no obligation when you talk to one of the attorneys in our network. We just think it's important for you to have the information you need before making a decision. The attorney can review your child's needs and go over your options. Learn more about how a Texas birth injury lawyer can help.