If your child sustained an injury because of birth asphyxia, you might be able to recover compensation for any damage they incurred. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation with one of our team members, who can assess how an attorney on our team may be able to help you.
If your case took place in Cicero, Illinois, we could also look into whether the local medical facility may be held liable for your child’s injury as well as the medical professionals who participated in the delivery. A Cicero birth asphyxia lawyer from our firm can identify the liable parties and advise you on what legal steps you may take against them.
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You May Be Able to Hold Responsible the Medical Professionals Who Caused the Birth Injury
In some cases, birth asphyxia is considered a preventable birth injury. If your child developed an injury because of this birth complication, our legal team may look into how the delivery physician could have avoided injury during the birthing process.
Medical professionals who exhibit negligence may be held liable and be compelled to compensate the parent for their child’s birth injury. Some examples of medical negligence regarding birth asphyxia include:
- Failing to notice signs of birth complications during labor, delivery, or after birth
- Failing to conduct an emergency c-section delivery upon noticing signs of birth asphyxia
- Failing to test for birth vitals after delivery
- Failing to treat an injury related to birth asphyxia after birth to diminish adverse side effects
- Improper delivery techniques that harmed the baby
Your Lawyer Can Help You Build a Strong Case
Building a medical malpractice case can take dedicated work, which your legal team can do for you if you do not have the time or energy to do so. Should you become our client, our legal team can help you with your case by:
- Identifying the liable parties who caused or contributed to the birth injury
- Investigating your case to retrieve more information, including evidence to support your case
- Getting statements from other medical professionals to determine how the injury could have been avoided as well as how severe the effects might be in the future
- Filing and submitting paperwork related to your case
- Communicating with involved parties and giving statements when necessary
- Advising you as your case navigates the litigation process
Your lawyer will also serve as your legal advocate during negotiations and present your case in court if it goes to trial.
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You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Damages
With a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit, you may be able to recover the costs of some or all of your financial damages (also known as “economic damages”) and receive compensation for other damages that do not have a monetary value (your “non-economic” damages).
Economic damages may include:
- Costs for delivery, including additional costs for hospital stays, epidural anesthesia, and other related medical fees
- Costs for emergency c-section if applicable
- Costs for postnatal care if follow-up visits for the baby’s health were necessary
- Costs for primary care visits for the child, including diagnostic tests that were conducted during those visits
- Costs for imaging exams to determine the health of the child, such as MRIs and CT scans
- Other medical debts you incurred
- Care services to treat your child’s disability if you require additional help
- Loss of income if you had to surrender your current job position to fully care for your child
You might also be entitled to collect compensation for more physical and emotional damages related to the birth injury.
These non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering, experienced by either you or your child
- Losses related to your child now having to live with a permanent disability or disorder
- Diminished quality of life for your child if their injury deprives them of developing at a regular rate compared to their peers or limits their physical/mental functions
Our team will review your damages and discuss potential compensation goals with you.
If your child died from a birth injury related to birth asphyxia, our team could help you file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit based on medical malpractice. You may be able to recover compensation for damages related to your child’s passing, as well as the damages listed above.
Examples of wrongful death damages include:
- Funeral expenses, including costs for burial or cremation services
- Loss of emotional affection from your child
- Mental anguish related to your grief
You can learn more about the damages to which you may be entitled by speaking with a team member at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group in a free consultation. Call (800) 222-9529 today.
Filing Your Birth Asphyxia Medical Malpractice Case on Time
If you decide to go through with a medical malpractice lawsuit to hold the physician, birthing staff, and medical facility responsible for your child’s birth injury, you have a limited time to do so.
According to 735 ILCS 5/13-212, you generally have up to four years from the date of birth to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after your child’s injury. However, this statute also allows parents up to two years after discovering the injury to file.
Your legal team can assess your case and determine the statutory deadline that applies to you. Filing your lawsuit on time is crucial, as a failure to do so can jeopardize a plaintiff’s ability to pursue compensation since their case could get dismissed for being late.
If you file a wrongful death lawsuit, 740 ILCS 180/2 gives you two years to file your case.
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If your child suffered a birth injury due to birth asphyxia or another complication during the birthing process, you might be entitled to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can review your case and determine how our legal team may be able to help you. Call (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation to learn more about what legal action you can take about your child’s birth injury and how a Cicero birth asphyxia lawyer can guide you through the litigation process.