If you think that your baby has suffered a brain injury due to your doctor’s carelessness or someone’s mistake, you may be entitled to compensation. A Gilbert brain damage birth injury lawyer can assist you with many different aspects of your case, including figuring out who is responsible for your baby’s injury and calculating the amount of compensation that you deserve.
Pursuing compensation can seem overwhelming, but we offer a free consultation so that you can get the answers you need to your initial questions. There is no obligation to proceed, and the consultation is completely confidential. Call now at (800) 222-9529.
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Why You Should Consider Taking Legal Action Against Your Doctor or Hospital
If your child is facing a long-lasting or permanent brain damage injury, your family may need financial support to handle the expenses that come along with this sort of injury. There are treatments available to help your baby cope with the injury and to potentially improve the prognosis, but they are not cheap.
You probably also need to take extra time off work, find in-home care support, or make other adjustments to your life that you would not have needed to make had your doctors acted correctly.
All of these costs can add up very quickly and put a major financial burden on your family. You can also quickly exhaust any insurance policies that apply to the situation and still have major bills leftover.
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Medical Malpractice Cases Have Deadlines
Although it can be tempting to wait to file a lawsuit, you should act now before your right to pursue compensation expires.
According to 735 ILCS 5/13-212, you generally have four years from the date of the injury or two years from the date you discovered the injury to file your lawsuit.
There are also special requirements that you must comply with if you decide to pursue legal action against the doctors who treated you and your baby. One example is providing an affidavit from a healthcare professional stating that there is reasonable cause to bring your lawsuit, pursuant to 735 ILS §5/2-622.
How Malpractice Happens
A birth injury can happen in many different ways. When brain damage is involved, it usually means that the baby’s brain was deprived of oxygen for a substantial period of time. Doctors are trained to watch for the signs of oxygen deprivation and know when an intervention is necessary and important.
There are a few different reasons why a doctor might fail to provide you and your baby with the treatment:
- Lack of experience or training
- Lack of adequate supervision by more senior medical staff
- Extreme fatigue and working long hours without taking a break
- Errors in your medical records
- Miscommunications between your doctor and other medical staff like pharmacists
- Failing to request consults with specialists
- Faulty or uncalibrated medical equipment
Our legal team will review your medical records and listen to your story to determine what might have caused the medical malpractice in your case. It is important to remember as many details as you can about your case so that your lawyer can evaluate all possible sources of evidence.
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Get a free consultation from our law firm to learn more about how a Gilbert brain damage birth injury lawyer can help. Call Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529.