We often do not know what happens to an infant client once we give the mother the settlement check, shake her hand, wish her well, and say farewell to mother and child.
Today I had a progress report on one of our clients.
Devon had injuries from lead paint exposure from paint chips from a cold water flat from his early childhood. He was raised by a single mother from Jamaica. One of his brothers, who also had lead poisoning and was a co-plaintiff, died during the case from a non-related cancer. Devon’s mother was struggling raising her family, and she often called us for consolation.
Devon’s case took about 10 years to resolve. It involved a trip to the Court of Appeals which resulted in a landmark decision. Devon’s case was finally settled for $250,000.
Typically, that would be the end of the story. However, there is more.
Today I spoke to Devon’s mother. Devon is in Princeton University studying music! He is using the settlement money to help fund his college tuition. I was very happy to hear that this young man has recovered and has a bright future.
It is nice to know that a client’s “recovery” from his injuries is not limited to our obtaining a monetary award.
If your infant or child has been injured in an accident please call me at 800-581-1434.
Mark E. Seitelman, 12/4/08, www.seitelman.com.