*This guest post was written by Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. for Making Our Life Matter. While I received compensation to share this post, the views expressed in this post may not necessarily be those of Making Our Life Matter. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.
Medical malpractice is a serious problem in the city of Philadelphia, and throughout Pennsylvania as a whole. In fact, the problem is so apparent that in the year 2015 alone, there were 102 total medical malpractice verdicts issued by Pennsylvania courts; this number does not include the number of non-settled cases, nor the number of medical malpractice cases that were not pursued in court.
When a person is a victim of medical malpractice, they – and their family members – are often left with injuries that require emotional support, physical rehabilitation, and continual, ongoing care. For parents of children of birth injuries, this rings especially true.
A map of birth injury resources in Philadelphia is provided here (below), and can be very helpful for families caring for the child who is the victim of a birth injury. As parents ourselves, we can fully appreciate what it is like to care for a child in need, as well as having support around me to help with that.
Birth Injuries Resources In Philadelphia Map
Birth Injury Resources in Pennsylvania:
No two birth injuries are alike, and what one family who is caring for an injured child may need may be completely different from another. There are myriad resources throughout the city that can be helpful for all families, and that can be used to help children recovering from various injuries. For example, some birth injury resources include:
- Daycares for children with special cognitive needs. Children who have cognitive disabilities as a direct result of a birth injury often need special care. This can be very stressful for parents who aren’t sure where to find the care that their child needs. There are numerous daycares for children with special cognitive needs in and around Philadelphia, including Lauren’s House, near Chester, and Frankie’s World on Poplar Street.
- Support groups. In addition to seeking medical care for your children, you may also appreciate the emotional support that can be provided by spending time around others who have experienced the same thing that you have. There are support groups throughout the city for families in various situations, including a Maternal Wellness Group, Baby Steps Support Group, Mom’s Place Support Group, and a general Parent Support Group.
- Legal support. In addition to emotional and medical support, you may also be curious about legal support and your legal rights if your child’s birth injury was a result of medical malpractice. There are a number of legal support groups in the city, as well as experienced medical malpractice attorneys. For example, the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has recovered hundreds of millions on the behalf of birth injury and other injury victims (you can visit CPRlaw.com’s page, where malpractice is discussed). Other groups include Disability Rights of Pennsylvania and ADAPT Philadelphia.
If your child has other needs, or if your family is searching for resources not listed above, please click on the map linked above for more information about birth injury resources in Philadelphia. You can also call the Philadelphia birth injury attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. for a free case consultation about your legal rights.
I would like to thank the staff of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. for providing the resources for this guest post. I know that there are readers out there that will find them extremely useful and informative.