Your Legal Rights

Having worked with so many children and their families who have been affected by retinoblastoma, I am fully aware of the tremendous physical and emotional trauma that often lasts years beyond the initial diagnosis. That is why I focus my efforts on obtaining compensation for the pain and suffering that your child and your family are experiencing today but also in the future.

During the initial consultation, we will have the the opportunity to discuss your legal rights for in greater detail. Below is a brief overview of some areas for potential compensation:

DISFIGUREMENT, MENTAL ANGUISH, LOSS OF CAPACITY FOR ENJOYMENT OF LIFE, DISABILITY, PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT, PAIN & SUFFERING: This is compensation for the human damages suffered as a result a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. Recovery can be sought for both the damage sustained in the past and the expected future harm for the rest of your life.

MEDICAL: Payment of current and future medical bills including hospitalization, surgical procedures, counseling, cosmetic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, prescriptions and on-going medical care may be awarded.

LOSS OF ABILITY TO EARN FUTURE INCOME: Your child may be eligible to receive compensation for future lost wages.

SPECIAL NEEDS: This is compensation for any expenses that a family may experience in order to best accommodate a visually impaired child such as physical modifications to the home, care associated with a seeing eye-dog etc.

If you are looking for an experienced pediatric retinoblastoma attorney and a partner committed to fighting for the maximum total compensation from all available resources, please call me, Bill Ruffier at 407-244-3000.