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Addressing the Changing Needs of Children Who Suffered Birth Injuries

The birth injury lawyers at the San Francisco law office of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have been helping families of special needs children since 1959. We believe that every child deserves a chance to reach his or her full potential, especially children who suffer from a disabilities, limitations and injuries suffered in the birthing process.

Our goal is to help your family receive the financial resources needed to help your child recover, thrive and succeed. Contact our San Francisco law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Our birth injury attorneys represent clients throughout Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and the western United States.

A Proven Track Record Of Results For Disabled Children

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has a proven track record of achieving successful verdicts and settlements. We work with pediatric rehabilitation specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors. occupational therapists, and life care planners to identify, evaluate, price and plan for your child’s needs now and into the future. A settlement or judgment in a birth injury claim can be crafted to help offset the cost of:

  • Medical costs associated with the NICU care
  • Consultants fees, specialists, second opinions and specialized medical assessments of your infant’s condition
  • Ongoing medical care for your baby’s injuries and disabilities
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Durable medical equipment for the home
  • In-home nursing care and assistance
  • Adaptations to the family home

As your child learns to walk and talk (ages 1 to preschool), physical and cognitive disabilities become more apparent. Children with birth injuries may benefit from additional services, including:

  • Speech therapy
  • Specialized preschool
  • Additional medical equipment, such as a wheelchair or walker
  • As your child enters school, a financial settlement can pay for:
  • In-school or out-of-school therapy
  • Educational assessments
  • Tutoring or other educational assistance
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational programs

Providing For A Disabled Adult

Some children grow into self-sufficient adults capable of living independently. Children who suffer severe brain damage or serious cerebral palsy may be unable to live without round-the-clock care.

We connect our client families with benefit planning and asset preservation attorneys to create lifetime special needs trusts to provide a steady income stream to ensure ongoing care. Before your child becomes legally independent at age 18, parents are advised to talk with a lawyer about conservatorship so they can continue to make decisions on behalf of a disabled adult child.

Get Help From Our San Francisco Birth Injury Attorneys

Call us at (415) 981-7210 or contact our law office online for a free initial consultation with an experienced birth injury lawyer.

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“They held us by the hand and walked us through the entire sequence. The settlement was more than we expected. The attorneys did the best job I could ever imagine. They pulled me through this whole miserable time and stood by me.” View Testimonials >

Why Choose Us

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We Are the Most Awarded Personal Injury Lawyers In Northern California. We have been selected by US News as among the "Best Law Firms in America". Every one of our partners has been selected by "Best Lawyers". All rated Walkup lawyers hold the highest ratings for professionalism and ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell rating agency. 10 of our lawyers have been listed by SuperLawyers; five have been nominated for the San Francisco Trial Layers Trial Lawyer of the Year Award -one of them four different times; one is the 2015 San Francisco Personal Injury "Lawyer of the Year" as determined by US News Best Lawyers; our lawyers have been honored by local and state bar associations national honor societies and state organizations. See our honors and awards.

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