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Costs of Raising a Child With a Birth Injury

The Expenses Are High Following a Birth Injury

A birth injury is not only emotionally draining, it is extremely financially taxing. While the expenses are worth it to improve the quality of life for your child, it can seem like a huge burden, especially if the injury was caused by a preventable medical error. The Birth Injury Team at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., can help you understand your rights and find ways to offset the costs following a birth injury.

Medical Expenses After a Birth Injury

The costs of raising a child with a birth injury can be overwhelming. They include:

  • Prescriptions
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Medical equipment
  • Special education

Despite the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act for a loved one, lost wages following a severe birth injury to your baby can also hurt your ability to pay the high cost of medical care. A birth injury lawsuit may be the only way to recoup the losses incurred after a birth injury. A lawsuit against the at-fault party may also help you seek compensation for the long-term needs of your child, whether that's for medical equipment, prescription medicine or therapy.

While the costs of a birth injury are high, there are significant benefits available to you after learning of a life-altering injury, including filing suit to seek compensation from an at-fault party, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and reduced cost programs for therapy or rehab.

Learn More About Taking Legal Action

The Birth Injury Team is a subsidiary of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., made up of experienced attorneys and medical professionals. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience handling birth injury cases.

To discuss your child's birth injury with one of our professionals, contact our office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We serve clients across the United States.


Located in Philadelphia, Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, serves clients in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and throughout the United States.

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