Thursday, April 10, 2008

Family of Profoundly Disabled Boy Learns of Birth Injury Fund Eligibility Days Before His Death

The medical costs associated with birth injuries can quickly spiral out of control, a lesson that one Virginia family learned first-hand. 10-year-old Chancellor Rice was left deaf and blind by a neonatal stroke and oxygen deprivation at birth. Throughout his life, he suffered from as many as 40 severe seizures each day. Less than two weeks before he died, Chancellor’s parents found out that the boy was approved for coverage under Virginia’s unique no-fault birth injury fund. Although the dimension of their personal loss far exceeds the financial impact of Chancellor’s medical care, the family will be reimbursed for more than $120,000 of their out-of-pocket costs.

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