We trust medical care providers in Springfield to treat us with the level of care that we deserve and keep us as safe as possible. Although there are some poor outcomes that no doctor could avoid, there are, unfortunately, many instances during prenatal care or delivery when a doctor makes a careless mistake that puts a baby’s life at risk.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group offers a free consultation so that you can discuss your situation privately. To find out how a Springfield brain damage birth injury lawyer can help you pursue a case for damages, call (800) 222-9529 now for a free consultation.
How Working with a Lawyer Can Help Your Birth Injury Case
There are many reasons to consider working with a birth injury lawyer on your case. For starters, birth injuries often involve complex medical conditions that can be difficult to understand. A birth injury lawyer from our firm can help you wrap your head around some of the more complicated medical aspects of what happened to your baby and how the doctor or medical team’s negligence caused their injuries.
The medical complexities of birth injury cases often require consultations with outside medical professionals, such as other doctors who handle prenatal care and delivery.
Your lawyer can put you in touch with the right specialists to consult on your case. They will go over the medical records and other information available to them to explain how the doctor in your medical situation acted carelessly and caused your baby to suffer brain damage.
Other services your lawyer will take care of include:
- Gathering as much evidence as possible to build your case
- Making sure you file your claim within the appropriate time frame
- Responding to requests for information and evidence from the other parties
- Determining which defendants should be named in the lawsuit
- Calculating the damages that you may be entitled to receive
- Reviewing your insurance policies to determine your coverage limits
- Preparing you for court hearings or depositions
- Preparing for trial if necessary
- Negotiating for a favorable settlement award on your behalf
The Statute of Limitations in Illinois
Filing your medical malpractice lawsuit on time is one of the most crucial steps in your case. Medical malpractice victims generally have two years to sue after discovering their injuries and no more than four years to pursue a case, per 735 ILCS 5/13-212 (a). However, Illinois extends these general deadlines for birth injury cases.
To learn more about the specific deadlines in your case and working with a Springfield brain damage birth injury lawyer, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now. We know how overwhelming it can be to pursue legal action, but you do not have to figure this situation out on your own. We can represent you.
Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case
If you pursue compensation for your baby’s brain damage injury, you will need to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, nurses, and/or other staff members who are responsible for your child’s delivery.
You will need to prove that the doctor failed to provide you with the same level of care and attentiveness that another doctor in the same locality with similar training and experience would have used. This means you must first establish what the proper course of medical intervention or treatment would have been to prevent or mitigate your baby’s brain injury.
The defendants may try to argue that the injury was unavoidable or inevitable. Working with a lawyer on your case is one way to make sure the other parties play by the rules so that they are held accountable for their actions.
Call Us Now for a Free Consultation and Get Answers
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group wants to help you and your family during this difficult time. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about working with a Springfield brain damage birth injury lawyer from our firm. There is no obligation, and the phone call is free. Call us now at (800) 222-9529 to begin.