Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer Says Children Relying on Medicaid Need Legal Assistance to Ensure Budget Cuts Don’t Affect Care

July 20, 2011 |
Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer Says Children Relying on Medicaid Need Legal Assistance to Ensure Budget Cuts Don’t Affect Care

Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 20, 2011

Michigan medical malpractice attorney Thomas L. Stroble says parents of disabled children should seek legal help if government budget cuts affect their access to assistance previously covered by Medicaid.

As members of Congress and President Barack Obama weighed cuts in Medicaid in ongoing negotiations about the nation’s debt ceiling and budget in recent weeks, the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University reported that about 2.9 million children with autism, cancer and other special health care needs rely on Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program as their primary source of health care coverage. Many others rely on government programs for part of their coverage, the study says.

“Unfortunately, as substantial federal budget cuts become more likely, it’s programs that take care of people, like Medicaid, that are likely to be targeted first,” said Stroble, whose Michigan medical malpractice law firm, Michigan Injury Lawyers, P.C., represents clients across Michigan from offices in Oakland and Macomb counties. “But those who rely on these programs need to consider other options, particularly parents of children afflicted with medical problems since birth.”

Stroble explained that if medical malpractice or hospital negligence played a role in a child’s birth injuries, that child’s parents or caretakers should seek help to determine whether they are due assistance with long-term care.

“Many birth injuries are so-called ‘acts of God,’ but many others are caused by demonstrable mistakes or negligence on the part of doctors, nurses or technicians, or even the policies or protocols of the hospital itself,” Stroble said. “When this is the case, that child’s parents are due compensation for what will be a lifetime of medical bills.”

The Michigan Injury Lawyers has advocated for scores of victims of birth injury and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for deserving clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

“Parents of children with special medical and therapeutic requirements need someone on their side who understands law and medicine to ensure they get the help they have a right to receive,” Stroble said.

“The attorneys at The Michigan Injury Lawyers have extensive legal experience and, as a firm, we have a wide network of medical experts in birth injury and medical malpractice and negligence. Our focus is on achieving the best resolution possible for meeting the ongoing needs of each of the individuals we represent.”

About The Michigan Injury Lawyers, P.C.
The Michigan Injury Lawyers, P.C. is a full-service Michigan personal injury and medical malpractice law firm based in Bloomfield Hills, MI, which represents medical negligence victims and their families throughout the state of Michigan, including Macomb County, Oakland County, Warren, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Utica, Roseville, Troy, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Southfield, Pontiac, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills. The firm assists clients in cases involving brain injuries, birth injuries (including cerebral palsy), anesthesia errors, surgical errors, incorrect administration of medicine, emergency room errors, cancer misdiagnosis, C. difficile infections and nursing home neglect and abuse. To learn more about The Michigan Injury Lawyers, P.C. call (248) 454-0800 or (888) 454-0801 or use the firm’s online contact form.