Every instance of birth asphyxia is a tragedy. No baby should suffer from too little oxygen during birth. This condition can utterly ruin a child’s chance for a healthy life. If you’re a parent with a child who suffers from birth asphyxia, where do you turn?
Turn to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Your child’s birth asphyxia may have been caused by medical malpractice and you may be owed substantial cash compensation to pay for your child’s medical care. Our birth asphyxia attorneys in Illinois will tell you if you have a case.
For a free legal consultation, call 1-800-222-9529
Why You May Need a Birth Asphyxia Lawyer
Birth asphyxia happens when a baby does not get enough oxygen before, during, or soon after birth. Even a partial lack of oxygen can cause birth asphyxia symptoms. The consequences of this birth injury include:
- Brain damage
- Developmental delays
- Behavioral problems
- Cerebral palsy
- Intellectual disabilities
A baby may never fully recover from birth asphyxia. Your baby may need medical care for the rest of their life. Some babies even die because of birth asphyxia. If you believe your medical team could have done something more to protect your baby from this condition, you need the help of a birth injury lawyer.
Our birth injury lawyers in Illinois are experienced in birth asphyxia cases. We will discover if malpractice created the conditions for your baby’s injuries. If it did, we will help you sue the responsible people so you can get cash compensation to pay for your baby’s care.
Illinois Birth Asphyxia Lawyer Near Me 1-800-222-9529
Birth Asphyxia and Medical Malpractice
Not all cases of birth asphyxia are caused by medical malpractice, but there are some signs that our experienced lawyers will look for. We will gather medical records and speak with experts about your baby’s treatment.
According to Medscape’s malpractice report for 2021, the top reasons a patient might sue a doctor for medical malpractice are:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Complications from treatment or surgery
- Poor outcomes or disease progression
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Wrongful death
If a doctor doesn’t notice that your baby is struggling to breathe during birth, that’s a failure to diagnose. This is a negligent act that can become the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Find out if your baby’s case qualifies for medical malpractice by contacting our Illinois birth asphyxia attorneys.
How Our Lawyers Will Help You
Caring for a child with birth asphyxia is extremely stressful, but hiring one of our attorneys will help you relieve some of that stress. With a successful case, you can get money to pay for your child’s medical care and improve their chances of recovering from their symptoms. Plus, you can hold your doctors accountable and protect other patients in the future.
Once you have an attorney, we will handle negotiations for your malpractice lawsuit. You won’t have to talk to the defendant or their insurers. You can focus on your baby’s needs while we focus on understanding your case.
Our goal is to get you the most money possible for your child’s birth asphyxia, whether through a settlement or going to trial. Contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group for a free consultation and we’ll explain how we’ll approach your birth asphyxia case.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form now
Important Information About Illinois Birth Injury Cases
Illinois has certain rules about suing for malpractice that plaintiffs need to know about. The first is the deadline for suing on behalf of a baby. Under Illinois law, you have until their 8th birthday to sue. If the mother was also injured, you must sue within two years of the birth for her to claim damages.
Illinois has no malpractice damages caps like some states. These were struck down in 2010. If your case goes to trial and the jury awards you a high amount, you do not have to worry about the law taking some of that away.
Finally, before you can file a claim, you will need to have a medical expert vouch that you have a case. This is a major obstacle for individuals who want to sue medical professionals without a lawyer. If you believe you have a case, we encourage you to call our Illinois birth asphyxia lawyers to handle all the legal deadlines and paperwork requirements.
Can I Sue if My Baby Passed Away from Birth Asphyxia?
Birth asphyxia can be fatal. If you’ve lost a child because of it or any other birth injury, we wish to extend our condolences and our help. You may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim if we can prove malpractice caused your child’s death.
Wrongful death claims pay for final medical and funeral expenses, and you may be eligible for some non-economic damages. These cases have complicated laws, so please contact our Illinois birth injury lawyers as soon as you can to discuss your situation.
How Do I Pay for a Birth Asphyxia Lawyer in Illinois?
Any child can be struck with a birth injury, so it’s only just that every family should have access to malpractice representation. Our lawyers only get paid if you win compensation with our help. This is called a contingency fee arrangement.
If you win, we will claim a percentage of your total compensation. If you lose, you will owe us nothing for our services. This makes it possible for anyone with a valid claim to get legal representation.
However, it also means we must assess the chances of your success before taking your case. When you come to your consultation, we will explain your chances of success and how we will approach your case to get you the most compensation possible.
Contact an Illinois Birth Asphyxia Attorney Now
A child that suffered birth asphyxia needs as much help as they can get. Get ours by calling us for a free case consultation and evaluation. We can assess your chances of success and estimate how much your case will be worth.
Our services are free unless we help you win compensation, so start your claim now by contacting our offices. Let us help you help your child.