It goes without saying that the person most affected by birth injury is the victim. A child born with a birth injury must often deal with lifelong consequences stemming from the negligence or mistakes of medical staff. It is important to remember that it is not only the victim who is affected. Every member of the family will deal with the birth injury and its consequences, and every member of the family will experience different feelings. Support is both encouraged and necessary.
Benefits of Support
When you join a support group, you are surrounded by people who are dealing with similar events. Sharing experiences can be cathartic. Attendees of support groups feel less judged within their new circle than they do from the outside world. You and your family are finally with people that understand your thoughts and feelings.
Through a support group, you may be exposed to resources that you would otherwise not have discovered. You can share resources with other families. You may also get a clearer picture of what you will be dealing with in the future.
What is Available?
There are a variety of support groups available to parents and families. Some are available for specific birth injuries, some are related to malpractice, and some will help you deal with your new role as a caregiver. You can also find support groups that are for individuals who have suffered with birth injuries. No matter what it is that you are looking for, you can find a group of people that will assist you.
How to Find a Support Group
When your child is first diagnosed, you will often be guided to support groups associated with the hospital. You may also find groups online through social media. Even a simple Google search will help you locate support groups in your area. Groups want members. They want to help people. It will not be difficult for you to locate a group that meets your family’s needs.
If you believe that your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or error, call our office. A member of our team will review the details of your case at no cost to you and advise you how to best proceed. Call us now or browse our website for more information about our firm and how we can assist your family.