An Elgin brain damage birth injury lawyer could help you pursue medical malpractice cases on behalf of you and your child. This assistance includes gathering evidence concerning the brain injury, evaluating how that injury has impacted your child’s life, hiring experts to present a case in court, and demanding fair payments in the form of either insurance settlements or awards at trial.
Reach out to the legal team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today. Our staff is prepared to take your call and provide a free consultation. You do not pay us anything if your case does not result in compensation. Contact us today at (800) 222-9529 to get started.
Many Brain Injuries at Birth Result from Medical Malpractice
As a rule, under state law, every medical practitioner must practice their craft with a reasonable level of skill. More specifically, doctors, nurses, and dentists must act as a reasonably skilled peer would, considering the present circumstances. A failure to adhere to this standard of care could make a practitioner liable for medical malpractice.
735 ILCS 5/8-2501 sets the standards for doctors who can examine medical records, determine if malpractice occurred, and present their findings to the court. Specifically, this analysis involves reviewing a defendant doctor’s actions leading up to and during delivery in birth brain damage cases. Malpractice may occur at any stage of a child’s in-utero development. For example, malpractice may involve:
- Not recognizing the warning signs of a potentially difficult birth.
- An error during the delivery, such as the improper use of forceps.
- Failing to quickly realize that a child is struggling to breathe.
- An inappropriate intervention to prevent further brain injury.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group’s legal team can work to investigate the facts regarding your child’s injury thoroughly. This investigation includes locating and hiring qualified experts who can bolster a case alleging malpractice and present their findings to a jury.
We Help Parents Pursue Compensation of Behalf of Their Children
A child who suffers a brain injury because of a medical professional’s malpractice deserves the compensation that they need to live as normal a life as possible. At the most basic level, this includes payments for all necessary medical care, including immediate intervention at the birthing hospital, surgeries to correct long-term complications, and physical and developmental therapy sessions.
In addition, birth brain injuries can significantly impact a child’s overall quality of life. Even if the injuries are relatively mild, a child may need to attend special therapy sessions that impact their lives. In more severe cases, a child may never achieve full independence. An Elgin brain damage birth injury lawyer can work with parents to place an accurate value on a claim for compensation.
Finally, an attorney can work to ensure compliance with the state’s statute of limitations. This is a time limit that determines how long you have to bring a case to court. According to 735 ILCS 5/13-212, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases may be as short as two years from the date of the injury. It is essential to act quickly to ensure that a case does not fail because of this law. Contact us today at (800) 222-9529 to learn more.
Speak to an Attorney for Free Today
If you work with our legal team, we can work to locate and hire a medical expert qualified to present evidence to a jury. We can also evaluate how the incident has affected your child and demand appropriate compensation from at-fault parties.
Reach out to us today at (800) 222-9529 for your free consultation. As always, there is no fee if we do not recover compensation for your child. Call us today to get started.