When a doctor or other healthcare provider fails to treat us with the level of care we deserve, it is called malpractice. You can bring a lawsuit against the healthcare provider and other parties involved in the situation to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. This can be a complex process, however.
Fortunately, the Birth Injury Lawyers Group provides a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you. You do not have to deal with this situation on your own. Learn more about working with a Glendale brain damage birth injury lawyer by calling (800) 222-9529 now.
Why Should You Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer?
One of the first things your lawyer will do is determine whether someone is liable for your baby’s brain injury. This involves a detailed investigation into the situation, reviewing medical records, and speaking with medical experts. Our lawyer will also determine who is at fault for your child’s injury.
You may be able to bring a claim or lawsuit against the doctor who oversaw your baby’s birth, nurses, anesthesiologists, the hospital where you received treatment, a midwife, doula, or other individuals. It is crucial to make sure that you include every potentially liable party in your case.
A few other ways that our lawyer will work diligently on your behalf include:
- Answering your questions about the legal process
- Locating and retaining the right experts to consult on your case
- Reviewing insurance policies and determining your rights under them
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Preparing you for required court appearances
- Going to court on your behalf
- Defending you during your deposition
- Gathering as much evidence as possible to support your case
- Calculating the value of your case
Statute of Limitations
Next, your lawyer will make sure that you file your lawsuit on time. The statute of limitations in Illinois for medical malpractice claims is four years from the date of the injury or two years from the date you discover the injury, according to Illinois Statute 735 ILCS 5/13-212 (a). If you do not file your case within this timeframe, you might lose your right to pursue compensation.
Examples of Malpractice that Can Lead to Brain Damage
There are various ways that brain damage can happen during the birthing process. Doctors are trained to be on the lookout for these situations, and they know when to intervene to prevent them from becoming serious issues for you and your child.
A few examples of how brain damage can occur due to doctor negligence include:
- Failing to use birthing assistance equipment, such as forceps and vacuums correctly
- Incorrect usage of medications
- Failing to perform a C-section when necessary
- Not monitoring the baby’s vital signs
- Using defective or uncalibrated medical equipment
- Improper training or oversight of healthcare support staff
Determining how and when your doctor failed to provide you with the care that you and your baby deserved can be one of the most challenging aspects of your case. Working with a birth injury lawyer can help you take the guesswork out of proving your case and knowing what evidence you need to gather.
Talk to a Lawyer to Learn What Your Case May Be Worth
If you feel overwhelmed, intimidated, confused, or stressed about what to do after your baby exhibits the symptoms of a brain injury, a Glendale brain damage birth injury lawyer can help. You may be entitled to compensation for your expenses, your baby’s injuries, and the cost of ongoing medical care. Call (800) 222-9529 to speak to a team member at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today.