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Who receives the settlement money in a Michigan cerebral palsy lawsuit?

The money that may be awarded by jury and/or provided through a settlement in a Michigan cerebral palsy lawsuit goes to the child and is to be used for child's benefit. Although a parent of a child with cerebral palsy may have an individual claim and the legal right to a portion of the money, the vast majority of the money goes to the child for the child's use in the future. In almost all cases involving a settlement on behalf of a minor, the court will need to approve the amount of the overall settlement and the amount, if any, being provided to any other individual. This is a mechanism used to ensure that the settlement is in the best interest of the child and that the money will be used to best benefit the brain injured child.

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  • 25800 Northwestern Highway #890
    Southfield, MI 48075
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