What to Include in a Life Care Plan for a Child With Cerebral Palsy

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child in wheelchair with leg bracesIt’s hard to imagine what your baby’s life may be like in the future. What needs will your child have? How will your child pay for medical treatment and costs related to his cerebral palsy? How can you be expected to predict all of this now and plan for the future?

These are hard questions to answer on your own.

Experts Can Create a Life Care Plan

Medical experts and others can work together to create a life care plan for your child. These experts should consider all aspects of your child’s future and how the likely inflation rate will impact the cost of your child’s future cerebral palsy care.

Your child’s life care plan may include things such as:

  • The types of doctors and rehabilitation therapists your child needs
  • Education costs
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Home modifications
  • Expected medical procedures and needs, including medical tests, surgeries, and medications
  • Expected rehabilitation therapies including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy
  • Transportation costs if vehicles need to be modified or your child is unlikely to be able to drive or take public transportation independently
  • Lost wages
  • Respite care

The life care plan will be used during your child’s cerebral palsy lawsuit to prove the value of your child’s damages. It is often an essential document in establishing the value of your child’s future damages and getting your child a fair recovery.

How to Start a Life Care Plan

Our experienced Kentucky cerebral palsy lawyers will find the right experts to create your child’s life care plan. Then, we will use it appropriately during the trial to help her get fair compensation.

Thinking about the future can be overwhelming, but we are here to help you every step of the way. If your child has cerebral palsy due to a birth injury, we encourage you to contact us today for a free, confidential consultation about your child’s rights and about how we can help you protect your child’s future.