15 Nov Can Someone with a Birth Injury Have a Fulfilling Life?
Panama City, Florida is holding a 140.6-mile Ironman competition. Ordinarily, we would not discuss such an event. However, we have a special reason for mentioning this race. One of the participants, Kyle Pease, was born with cerebral palsy.
Despite his setback, Kyle has accomplished a feat that many people born without a birth injury never achieve. That is, competing in an Ironman competition. He and his brother had previously raced together in the Madison, Wisconsin Ironman competition, finishing in a time of 15:09:24.
As lawyers who deal with birth injuries, we find these sorts of stories to be a motivating factor in helping us fight for the rights of children suffering from a birth injury. Kyle’s story becomes a tale of inspiration that we can pass along to parents who may have a child with cerebral palsy.
If you are a parent that has a child with a birth injury or birth defect, your child can have a fulfilling life. Many birth injuries or defects do not affect a person’s intelligence. For instance, did you know that Martin Sheen, who played the president in The West Wing, was born with Erb’s Palsy? Additionally, many accomplished comedians, authors, actors and activists are known to have cerebral palsy.
Regardless, living life with a disability is extremely expensive. This is why it is important to see if your child’s birth injury is due to hospital or pharmaceutical negligence. If so, you may be able to get compensation that could prevent any economic burden and allow the greatest living potential for your child.
Contact our birth injury lawyers in Miami today to learn how we can help you.