Our team of Chicago birth injury lawyers at Beam & Raymond are proud
to announce that we participated in Spark Chicago, a non-profit group
that engages at-risk middle school students from the east and west sides
of the city in afterschool mentorships at volunteer businesses. Through
this program, we sponsored Lataya Simpson, a 7th-grade middle school student from Mollison Middle School who earnestly
wants to be an attorney in her near future.
Every Wednesday for three months, Lataya traveled from her school to our
office and spent two-hour sessions acting as an “apprentice”
at our firm. Lataya’s goals, over the three-month period, were to
broaden her perspective regarding the various disciplines of law and to
learn how Beam & Raymond provides compassionate legal assistance to
the community. Following her time spent with our team, Lataya was asked
to prepare a science-fair-like poster presentation on a topic of her choice.
Fittingly, Lataya chose, “What is Birth injury Law?”
Lessons We Reviewed with Lataya
Among her in-office adventures, Lataya participated in preparing documents
for a mock trial, learned about the important questions we ask potential
clients who call our office by simulating a new client in-take. Focusing
specifically on birth injury law, we discussed negligent delivery of babies
by forceps and vacuum and labor induction drugs, such as Pitocin. In addition,
we explained to Lataya how these obstetrical errors can cause a newborn
to suffer from
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and permanent brain damage.
In due time, Lataya witnessed the day in the life of a mother and her child,
who had suffered severe birth injuries, including hypoxic-ischemic injury and
cerebral palsy. We discussed that if a settlement or verdict is obtained for one of our
clients, the award is placed into a trust fund, which is used to provide
proper medical care, therapy, and other needs for the child for the remainder
of his or her life.
Beam & Raymond Loves Giving Back to the Community
We are pleased to be able to make such an impact on our community while
giving back to the ones we care about most - children.
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