If you believe your child’s birth asphyxia resulted from a medical provider’s negligence, you could seek to hold them legally responsible and recover financial compensation that could help you pay for your child’s medical care and other needs.
You do not have to handle your legal matters on your own. We can help. An Aurora birth asphyxia lawyer with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help you take legal action with a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
Call us now at (800) 222-9529 to speak with a team member about your situation during a free consultation. We will review the details of your child’s medical emergency and help you explore your legal options.
How a Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help You Defend Your Case
An Aurora birth asphyxia lawyer with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can investigate to determine what happened in your child’s medical emergency and if negligence played a part. We can review medical records and facility documents that show what the health care facility did or did not do when handling your delivery and determine if the medical standard of care was met.
If it is found that the facility did not meet the standard of care, we could help you create a legal strategy establishing negligence to show that it is responsible for your child’s injury. Our firm can also consult with an outside medical professional who can serve as an expert witness with testimony on how your child’s oxygen deficiency should have been handled.
A Lawyer Can Help You Handle Complex Malpractice Actions
We aim to help parents understand what a medical malpractice case involves and how Illinois’ laws apply to their case. We take time to explain what they can do to protect their rights and their child’s rights. We also take steps to ensure you have a solid case before moving forward.
There are many benefits to working with a legal professional that has experience with birth injury cases. An attorney with our firm can:
- Ensure you have time to collect evidence to build your case.
- Handle all essential paperwork in your case and manage all communications with all parties involved.
- File your case by Illinois statute of limitations deadline, which for birth injury cases is generally within eight years of the date of child’s injury, per 735 ILCS 5/13-212(b). We will make sure you do not miss the filing deadline so that you don’t lose your chance to seek compensation.
Our firm works on a contingency fee agreement, so there are no upfront fees or costs. We receive our payment if you win your case and receive financial compensation.
We Consider Your Child’s Future Needs
Children who suffered oxygen-related injuries during childbirth can struggle for years after those critical moments they struggled to breathe. They often need continuing care as many with birth asphyxia injuries grow up with physical and intellectual disabilities.
A settlement award in your favor from the liable party could help you support your child and meet their needs as required. A lawyer from our firm can guide you in calculating the value of your economic damages, which are your documented expenses. These include past, present, and ongoing medical bills and other expenses for continuing care.
You may also be able to collect non-economic damages, which have no dollar amount, such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of life enjoyment.
If you have lost your infant to birth asphyxia, please accept our sincere condolences. We are here to listen to you and help you understand what legal options are available to you. We can help you seek financial compensation if your child’s death is the result of medical malpractice.
A Medical Team’s Response Is Critical in Birth Asphyxia Cases
Not all birth asphyxia cases are the result of medical negligence. The circumstances of each medical emergency involving a newborn must be considered to determine if medical malpractice is the case.
However, if there is evidence that your medical providers failed to notice that you or your baby were in distress during childbirth or that the key signs or symptoms of birth asphyxia were occurring, our lawyer could pursue legal action against the doctor, another medical professional, or the health care facility where your delivery took place.
Because birth asphyxia can be detectable before childbirth, a staff member or facility could be held legally liable if it is found that they failed to diagnose or delayed the diagnosis of your condition before childbirth occurred.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
It can be devastating to learn of your child’s birth asphyxia diagnosis and overwhelming to anticipate everything they will need. If you are ready to explore what you can do to hold the medical provider accountable for your child’s birth injury, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at
(800) 222-9529. An Aurora birth asphyxia lawyer with our firm can walk you through the steps of seeking legal compensation and justice for your child and your family.