If your child suffered this life-threatening condition or died as a result of birth asphyxia from an Illinois health care provider’s negligence, an attorney can help you take legal action to hold the medical staff or facility accountable.
Contact the experienced Illinois cerebral palsy lawyers at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529 to learn how a Joliet birth asphyxia lawyer may be able to help you. We understand the challenges parents of injured infants face, and we prepare them for their medical malpractice lawsuit.
Your consultation with us is free, and there is no obligation. We work on contingency, so you pay no upfront fees or costs now. We receive payment for our services only if you receive compensation.
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Illinois Must Be Filed within Two Years
Per Illinois Statute 735 ILCS 5/13-212(a), you generally must bring your medical malpractice action within two years of the date you discovered your child’s injury and no more than four years after the injury occurred.
If you miss this deadline, you could lose your right to seek compensation. Reach out to us as soon as possible so you have time to pursue your case within the timeline required, and we can get started working for you.
If you are ready to get started or have questions about the statute of limitations deadline, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 to talk with a member of our team.
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A Joliet Birth Asphyxia Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Your Case
Working with a lawyer from our firm on your birth asphyxia medical malpractice claim or lawsuit can help you navigate an area of law that is complex and challenging to understand.
We know that parents are coming to terms with the realities of their child’s birth injury while also trying to understand what rights they and their child have. We spend time with our clients to listen to their concerns and guide them through the legal process.
We explain what’s involved in filing a legal action, and before we take that critical step, we review all the details and circumstances involved in your child’s birth injury to ensure we have a viable case.
Establishing Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case Is a Must
Your lawyer will know the legal elements that must be proven to establish that your baby was harmed when medical malpractice occurred on the part of the medical staff or facility that handled your baby’s birth. Medical professionals have a duty of care to provide an accepted standard of care to their patients.
Medical teams are responsible for monitoring the health status of a mother or unborn fetus throughout pregnancy and childbirth. They also have the responsibility to guard against complications that could put both the mother and child’s lives at risk.
The timing of a medical staff’s response to birth asphyxia is critical, with not a moment to waste. Doctors, nurses, and other medical team members should monitor both mom and baby for signs of distress that could signal problems with the pregnancy or delivery.
If they detect that something is wrong, they must move quickly to prevent further problems.
A Review of the Medical Records in Your Case Can Help Prove Negligence
A lawyer from our team can review your child’s medical records and other documentation related to your child’s health care to show that the hospital did not meet the standard of accepted care. This led to your child’s injuries and subsequently to the damages your child and family suffered. We could also seek a medical expert’s professional opinion to testify how your baby’s birth injury could be medical malpractice.
Our Joliet birth asphyxia lawyer can oversee the gathering of evidence to support your baby’s injuries, as well as the monetary and non-monetary damages you are seeking. Call the legal team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 today to learn more about how you could benefit from having legal representation in your birth injury case.
Financial Awards You Could Seek in a Birth Asphyxia Case
The lasting damage from birth asphyxia injuries likely means your child will need ongoing medical treatment and care. This translates to hefty medical bills for your family.
Continuing care can last well past the child’s infancy. Injuries from oxygen deprivation at birth can lead to a child having to grow up with the challenges of physical and intellectual impairments, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
We can review and help you assess the economic (monetary) and non-economic (non-monetary) damages you can pursue in your case. These damages can include:
- Medical expenses for treatments, medications given to your child for their birth asphyxia, and related injuries and conditions
- Loss of income or earning capacity due to having to take care of your child, which requires you to reduce your work hours or not work at all
- Ongoing medical care, support, and therapies to help your child with physical or speech impairments and other injury-related conditions
- Assistive devices, such as walkers, wheelchairs, hearing aids, glasses, and walkers
- Pain and suffering the infant and the family endured
You and your lawyer can also review damages that are not listed here and determine their value.
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When you work with a Joliet birth asphyxia lawyer from our firm, we will manage your entire case for you and represent you in all proceedings and negotiations. This includes talks with the insurers and other involved parties. We will handle documents that are important to your case and update you on all developments that arise.
Call our client intake team at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation. We can evaluate your claim and help you determine the next steps.