When a child suffers an injury at birth, the experience can be devastating for parents—even more so when that birth injury is permanent.
In the wake of such trauma, it can be difficult for parents to move forward. There are, however, several support groups available for parents and children to meet with others who have been in similar situations and express themselves.
Below, we discuss three forms of support for parents whose children suffered a birth injury.
#1. Support Groups for Parents of an Injured Child
Parents whose children have suffered a birth injury have a wide variety of support groups available to them. These support groups can help parents feel less isolated and learn coping methods from other group members.
Other parents in the group may be able to provide advice and insight onto treatments, legal options, and more.
#2. Support Groups for Injured Children
It can be beneficial for everyone in the family for the injured child to attend a support group with other children who have suffered birth injuries. The child can meet other children who have had the same experience and build friendships with people they share more similarities with.
Additionally, it can give parents peace of mind knowing their child is receiving a special form of support that they may not be able to provide on their own, and that their child is building a sense of community in a safe environment.
#3. Support Groups for Those Who Have Suffered from Medical Malpractice
Birth injuries are not the only form of harm that can result from medical malpractice. Joining a support group with other individuals who have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical provider can provide insight into treatment and legal options.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, our Philadelphia attorneys are well-equipped to take on your case and help your family recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact The Beasley Firm, LLC at (215) 866-2424 to schedule a free consultation.