Laura (name changed to protect confidentiality) was four years old when she was stricken by an uncommon form of meningitis. A delay in treatment caused a serious brain injury. Her family was heartbroken and worried about the kind of life she would be able to live.
We worried about that too. So even before we knew how strong Laura’s case was (or even if she had a case), we worked with her family to make sure she was getting all the benefits entitled to her by law.
At school, Laura had been getting just a single session of physical therapy per week. Even though her health was failing, her school district refused to pay for any additional services-despite a legal requirement to give every student the therapy and support services required to get a proper education.
We sent three lawyers and a specialist in rehabilitation services to approach the school district. As a result of our intervention, the school agreed to provide her with five sessions per week of physical, speech, and occupational therapy. We also got the school to pay for a full-time, one-to-one aide and a computer speech device to help with her communication difficulties.
As a result, Laura was able to take a more active role in school, and her health and capabilities improved significantly. We later were able to pursue a case that was settled for a significant amount (which we cannot disclose for confidentiality reasons).
If you become our client, we’ll give you the same total commitment we gave Laura-both inside and outside the courtroom. We don’t get paid more for these services (we didn’t in this example). We just think it’s part of our responsibility to our clients.
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