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  • Beam Legal Team Settles Michigan Birth Injury Lawsuit for $8 Million

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 13-Dec-2014

    Award Will Provide Lifetime Care for Child with Cerebral Palsy Beam Legal Team has again successfully represented and obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a child who was injured due to the deliberate indifference of her serious medical condition. Plaintiff, a minor, by and through her Conservator, filed a claim for damages against Defendant, the County of Wayne, for violating her ...
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  • The Costs of Accessible Living for Those with Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 1-Dec-2014

    Grants Help Some, But Not All Caring for a child with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, carries a number of costs. Some of these costs are recurring: food, medicine, and other consumables must be purchased monthly, and the lifetime cost of this care can be extremely high. However, the immediate costs of items such as accessible housing, wheelchairs, and a vehicle equipped to handle a ...
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  • Service Dogs: An Unusual but Effective Assist for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 14-Nov-2014

    Service dogs can provide tangible and intangible benefits to children they help. There are many adaptations that families of children with cerebral palsy use to provide care to their loved ones. Young children may use adaptive strollers, assisted-standing mechanisms, head and body control apparel, and many other types of orthotic and mechanical assists. However, one avenue that may be of help to ...
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  • Jack and Renee Beam: Reports from the Obama Campaign Headquarters

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 7-Nov-2014

    After months of fundraising, debates, and campaign stops, the 2012 presidential cycle has wound to a close. This election had a special place in the hearts of both Jack Beam and Renee Beam, one of the partners at Beam Legal Team and our office manager in Chicago, respectively. For decades the Beams have been politically active. Following his tenure with the Department of Justice and the U.S. ...
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  • African-Americans More Likely to Be Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Beam Legal Team || 6-Nov-2014

    A study from 2010 indicates that infants of African-American mothers may have a higher chance of being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This increase may to be tied to their greater chances of being born underweight. This supposition is due to the fact that when birth weight is taken out of the equation, African-Americans are actually less likely than Caucasians to be diagnosed with the ...
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