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Brittany Votruba, Managing Paralegal at Beam Legal Team, recently visited Wendell Smith Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, to volunteer at a legal-focused career fair put on by the Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

As part of their philanthropic efforts, the members of Zeta Phi Beta put on a career fair to educate and inform K-8 students at Wendell Smith Elementary School on the world of law. This career fair allowed students the opportunity to go from table to table and speak with industry experts from several different areas within the legal field from law enforcement to paralegals to lawyers.

The Importance of Injury Firms in Providing Justice for Victims

As a volunteer at the career fair, Brittany Votruba had the opportunity to set up a booth and educate the students of Wendell Smith Middle School about Beam Legal Team and our efforts to bring justice and compensation to families affected by birth injuries and medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth.

Brittany has served as a paralegal on many cases not just here in Chicago but across the U.S., including two cases that resulted in the largest jury verdicts for a birth trauma case in their respective states’ history.

Her work helped win the family of Scotty K. of Iowa an unprecedented $97.4 million after medical staff’s neglect during his delivery resulted in multiple severe, life-changing brain injuries. She also helped build the case for Marissa P. of West Virginia, whose family was ultimately awarded $17 million after nursing staff ignored orders from the neonatologist, which resulted in the newborn Marissa suffering brain damage, cerebral palsy, and spastic quadriplegia. Sadly, our firm sees cases of medical negligence like these far too often, and we’re proud when our work can make a real difference in the lives of innocent victims like Scotty and Marissa.

With her decades of experience helping people get compensation after being harmed through others’ negligence, Brittany Votruba was able to share her knowledge of personal injury law with the students of Wendell Smith Elementary and give more insight into how medical malpractice affects families every day. As a firm, our goal is to not only provide families with the compensation they need for any injuries sustained during childbirth, but to provide them with the compassion and understanding they deserve.

About Beam Legal Team’s Community Outreach

The Beam Legal Team sees community outreach as a wonderful way to share our mission and vision, and help people understand the magnitude of medical malpractice. We believe in empowering individuals and families to advocate for themselves and their children and seek help when medical malpractice occurs. Engaging with local schools helps us support our public education system and positively impact the education of young children.

About Zeta Phi Beta

With over 125,000 members nationally, Zeta Phi Beta represents women with a wide range of careers including doctors, nurses, teachers, elected officials, businesswomen, and lawyers. As a way to inspire young women to reach their educational and career goals, they often put on community events to show young girls that the sky is the limit when it comes to their potential and their future.

Zeta Phi Beta created the National Education Foundation in 1945 to help inspire students to pursue higher education. As a 501(c)(3) organization, they have raised millions of dollars which are used to award worthy students with scholarships to pursue higher education. They strive to make life better for others through education and research.

About Wendell Smith Elementary

The middle school, which is named after African American sportswriter and civil rights activist Wendell Smith, encourages and creates interactive and experiential learning opportunities to help inspire and prepare their students for life. They aim to take a different approach to education by seeking new opportunities to expose their students to inspiring men and women with a wide range of careers. This career fair was a wonderful opportunity for the kids of Wendell Middle School to get inspired, ask questions, and interact with legal experts.

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